2006 Veuve Clicquot ‘La Grande Dame’
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94: The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47 percent Chardonnay and 53 percent 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.