VEUVE CLICQUOT Yayoi Kusama Edition La Grande Dame Brut Vintage Champagne 2012

£175.00

SKU:
3431160
UPC:
3049614202285
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96 points “A generous golden colour betrays the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend; this theme thereafter maintained by aromatics of fig wild strawberries and Mirabelle plums; behind that jasmine red apples and a distant whiff of woodsmoke. Engaging already in other words. One’s impressions are confirmed and amplified on the palate with the aspiration voiced by both chef de caves Dominique and Didier to allow the ‘cooler’ Pinot Noir sites full rein. This is eloquently evidenced by a subtle and deftly textured structure the primary fruit notes of nectarine and citrus peel underscored by a richer still somewhat reticent core darker and more savoury of intent and oh so subtle at the moment. I have every confidence that this characteristic will come into its own over the longer term and mark the 2012 as one of the more successful outings for this outstanding cuvée.” – Decanter

93 points “The 2012 La Grande Dame is terrific. In fact it is one of the finest recent Grande Dames I can remember tasting. Vibrant and tense the 2012 exudes energy. At this stage the natural richness of the 2012 vintage is hidden behind the wine’s bright salivating acids. Green apple pear mint and white pepper add a brilliant aromatic top register.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

“Once in a while there is a young beauty who will age into a more profound older beauty: La Grande Dame is part of that rare breed.” – Wine & Spirits Magazine

La Grande Dame is Veuve Clicquot’s homage to Madame Clicquot. And as you would expect for a Champagne emerging from the LVMH stable it’s ravishingly stylish. Especially when it comes in a limited-edition box and bottle designed by the iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The wine inside is as joyful colourful and expressive as its packaging. The grapes come from Grand Cru sites (90% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay Aÿ Bouzy Verzenay and Verzy and 10% Chardonnay from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and it was aged for seven years on the lees. Boasting orchard blossom jasmine and honeysuckle aromas followed by flavours of apple pear peach almond biscotti frangipane honey-roasted hazelnuts dried apricot chalk and vanilla cream it’s a thing of timeless beauty. We’re really quite dotty about it.

The history of this famous Champagne house dates back to 1772 when Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1810 this was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin after the young widow Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin inherited the estate. Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory and went on to establish what is today one of the most iconic names in Champagne. Veuve Clicquot’s signature style is a fine and elegant balance between freshness and complexity.


SKU No.: 3431160

Style No.: 875767

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grapes: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

96 points “A generous golden colour betrays the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend; this theme thereafter maintained by aromatics of fig wild strawberries and Mirabelle plums; behind that jasmine red apples and a distant whiff of woodsmoke. Engaging already in other words. One’s impressions are confirmed and amplified on the palate with the aspiration voiced by both chef de caves Dominique and Didier to allow the ‘cooler’ Pinot Noir sites full rein. This is eloquently evidenced by a subtle and deftly textured structure the primary fruit notes of nectarine and citrus peel underscored by a richer still somewhat reticent core darker and more savoury of intent and oh so subtle at the moment. I have every confidence that this characteristic will come into its own over the longer term and mark the 2012 as one of the more successful outings for this outstanding cuvée.” – Decanter

93 points “The 2012 La Grande Dame is terrific. In fact it is one of the finest recent Grande Dames I can remember tasting. Vibrant and tense the 2012 exudes energy. At this stage the natural richness of the 2012 vintage is hidden behind the wine’s bright salivating acids. Green apple pear mint and white pepper add a brilliant aromatic top register.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

“Once in a while there is a young beauty who will age into a more profound older beauty: La Grande Dame is part of that rare breed.” – Wine & Spirits Magazine

La Grande Dame is Veuve Clicquot’s homage to Madame Clicquot. And as you would expect for a Champagne emerging from the LVMH stable it’s ravishingly stylish. Especially when it comes in a limited-edition box and bottle designed by the iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The wine inside is as joyful colourful and expressive as its packaging. The grapes come from Grand Cru sites (90% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay Aÿ Bouzy Verzenay and Verzy and 10% Chardonnay from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and it was aged for seven years on the lees. Boasting orchard blossom jasmine and honeysuckle aromas followed by flavours of apple pear peach almond biscotti frangipane honey-roasted hazelnuts dried apricot chalk and vanilla cream it’s a thing of timeless beauty. We’re really quite dotty about it.

The history of this famous Champagne house dates back to 1772 when Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1810 this was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin after the young widow Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin inherited the estate. Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory and went on to establish what is today one of the most iconic names in Champagne. Veuve Clicquot’s signature style is a fine and elegant balance between freshness and complexity.


SKU No.: 3431160

Style No.: 875767

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grapes: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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