1996 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame 1x750ml

RP95VM95+

HK$2,955 / Bottle

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EU Stock: ETA to HK address 20-24 weeks (air)
SKU: hub-VS10291381-1-IB-11948010 Categories: , , ,
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Robert Parker – 95

Tightly-packed with notes of citrus oil, orange rind, white peach, honeysuckle, and brioche, the medium to full-bodied 1996 La Grande Dame Brut should age well for 15-20 years. Crisp, fresh, and backward, it is another brilliant example from the exquisite 1996 vintage. Importer: Veuve Clicquot Imports, New York, NY; tel. (212) 888-7551. Reviewed by RMP [Robert Parker, 01/12/2005]

Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025

Vinous – 95+

Deep, highly complex aromas of citrus skin, nutmeg, porcini mushroom, toasted almond and clove. Rich, dry and impressively deep; superconcentrated and oily. A chewy, spicy Champagne that seemed to grow fresher as it opened in the glass. Really explosive on the aftertaste, finishing with a clinging quality and powerful spicy, nutty flavors. A major mouthful of Champagne, at its best at the dinner table. Displays the combination of high ripeness and high acidity of this vintage at its best. This thick, rich, very powerful wine is still a bit youthfully disorganized and will be even better for a few years of additional aging. One of the standouts of my recent tastings. [Stephen Tanzer, 11/01/2004]

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