On the eye, La Grande Dame 2012 light gold color has a surprising glint. The initial nose reveals a strong attack, both aerial and delicate. Upon being released it presents notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears), and finally, subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. Thus, those luscious pastry notes are well balanced with the blendâ€™s freshness and clarity.
On the palate, the attack is strong and sharp. La Grande Dame 2012 bestows a silky texture upon young fruits, carried by citrus and red fruits (cherry) notes. The Pinot Noir, a signature of the Veuve Clicquotâ€™s style, shines extraordinarily by its freshness, minerality, and power. La Grande Dame 2012 is a perfect combination of complexity, structure, and strength.
La Grande Dame 2008 is an exclusive blend of 6 of the Houseâ€™s 8 historical Grands Crus.Â