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1998 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
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Reticent bouquet. I almost got my nose wet trying to pick up anything at all. But what I did detect was very nice -- fresh croissant, vanilla custard, freshly pressed pear juice. Elegant, refined on the palate, with subtle mousse. Just the right acidic crispness to balance the creaminess. Civilized and delicious. 93 points.


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  • 1998 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame - France, Champagne (5/1/2010)
    Nose offers some ginger, asian pear and toast notes. Palate is crisp and focused with green apple and roasted almonds. Really nice balance and mouthfeel glide effortlessly to a lively finish. Really nice. (92 pts.)

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Very excellent and fresh, but the complexity really didn't show until it warmed up. Comes across as very classy. 93pts.
 
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Looks like I will have to try one of the three bottles I have. My wife loves and resembles La Grande Dame.
 
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Is this a buy at 110$?


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Is this a buy at 110$?

Is it a fair price? Yes
Is it for you? Very personalized question, but I do enjoy this from time to time.
 
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My guess is not your favorite style.
 
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Is this a buy at 110$?

It sells for $150 here. Roll Eyes


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Is this a buy at 110$?


My guess is not your favorite style.



Fair enough...kind of my thought as well but wasnt sure if it was worth a try at this price....you guys have other suggestions of fairly easy to find bottles in this price range? Feel free to email me Smile


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Is this a buy at 110$?


My guess is not your favorite style.

Fair enough...kind of my thought as well but wasnt sure if it was worth a try at this price....you guys have other suggestions of fairly easy to find bottles in this price range? Feel free to email me Smile

You may have already purchased this, but I've really enjoyed the '99 Bollinger Grande Annee.


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Is this a buy at 110$?


My guess is not your favorite style.



Fair enough...kind of my thought as well but wasnt sure if it was worth a try at this price....you guys have other suggestions of fairly easy to find bottles in this price range? Feel free to email me Smile


Some Costcos in the SF Bay Area have bottles of the '98 VC LGD for $99.99 that come in an embossed pleather carrier instead of a box.
 
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Enjoyed last night with lobster bisque. The wine was much more expressive than it was three years ago. Fresh, invigorating tart apples, Meyer lemon, hints of fresh croissant, flowers and spice. Glad I have more of this. 94 pts.


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1998 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame - France, Champagne (12/29/2012)

Opened by LostVerse. 2nd time I have had this (last time was in 2005) with consistent notes. Does not seem to have changed much since then. Still going strong. 92-93 points

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