Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame 2008

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008 (with gift box)

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Often overlooked by the general consumers because Dom Perignon takes centre stage. If you ask connoisseurs, they will tell you that La Grande Dame will be able to take on Dom P anytime. Did you know that both Dom Perignon (by Moet & Chandon) and La Grande Dame (by Veuve Clicquot) are owned by Moet Hennessy Diageo (MHD)?

2008 was a great Champagne vintage. Don't miss out this Gift Box version which is ideal for gifting. 

Rated 97 by Decanter, 95 by James Suckling and Wine Spectator, 93 by Wine Advocate.

Released in 1972 to mark the bicentenary of the Champagne house, "La Grande Dame" pays tribute to Madame Clicquot. A pioneer and visionary, Madame Clicquot was known as "La Grande Dame de la Champagne" at the time. This exceptional and rare cuvée is characterised by its freshness, its silky mouthfeel, its elegance and its minerality. The 2008 vintage of La Grande Dame is comprises a predominantly Pinot Noir blend which gives the wine its vinous structure and power.

The vintage

An exceptional year, 2008 is among the finest vintages of the Veuve Clicquot House. Similar to the extraordinary 1995, 1985 and 1979 vintages in its remarkable acidity, 2008 stood out for the exceptional quality of the grapes.

The blend

Veuve Clicquot's Grande Dame 2008 comprises a blend of six of the house's historic Grands Crus. The blend is dominated by Pinot Noir (92%) from the crus of Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy and Verzenay and Chardonnay (8%) from Mesnil-sur-Oger.

Vinification and ageing

A prestigious champagne, 2008 La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot is aged for 10 years in the house's century-old cellars.