HDH Wine

2006 Veuve Clicquot, Brut La Grande Dame


$145.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and crème de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2030." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/15/2015)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2014-2030

"The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir, and assembles the fruit of eight grand cru villages. Very intense and complex on the nose, this is a full-bodied, round, rich and mouth-filling, but also refined prestige cuvée; it reveals a fascinating purity, precision and freshness. The finish is long and complex, and shows a spicy minerality. There are coffee beans, bread and toast aromas in the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #225
(WA, 06/29/2016)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2016-2030

"Developing more into the spicy and savory zone, the fruit is sweetening as it ages, too. Aromas of grapefruit citrus and yellow peach, with some flinty notes, as well as honey and almond nougat. The palate delivers cherry fruit flavors with spiced pastry in a fluid, open-knit and mellow mode. Builds toasty grilled hazelnut flavors into the finish. Drink now." amesSuckling.com
(JS, 10/04/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2017

"Pale straw. A little smoky and reductive on the nose but when a top-up is poured into the glass it brings out a lovely creamy delicacy, opening to minerally citrus. Very slightly toasty on the palate, with terrific fruit depth and concentration, cool deep citrus flavours, rich and mealy like a good burgundy but then with the Pinot structure and fruit increasing the weight. Full bodied, powerful, and terrific length thanks especially to the freshness, gently honeyed on the finish and elegant overall, irrespective of the power. This vintage includes the lowest proportion of Pinot Noir ever because they wanted to keep the elegance." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/22/2015)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2015-2026

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