http://www.31dover.com/veuve-clicquot-la-grande-dame-2006-gift-pack.html?___store=default1762Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 Gift Packhttp://www.31dover.com/media/catalog/product/v/e/veuve-main-img.jpg104.95GBPOutOfStock/Champagne/Gifts/Gifts/Gift Packs/Champagne/Champagne<p style="text-align:justify"></p>La Grande Dame represents Veuve Clicquot's top release and is one of the world's most iconic expressions of Champagne. First made in 1969, La Grande Dame Champagne is elegant, refined and delicate - the perfect homage to 'The Grand Lady' of the house, Madame Veuve Clicquot.<br><br>The 2006 release is a blend of 64% Pinot Noir Grapes and 36% Chardonnay, pale gold in colour with jade glints, and boasts exceptionally fine bubbles.<br><br>On the first nose typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with floral and mineral aromas, scents of candied and citrus fruits and a gradual unveiling of rarer notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs. This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. Delightfully silky and smooth on the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure with a perfectly balanced finish. Excellent as an aperitif, or paired with smoked fish or hard cheese.<br><br>A highly limited release, this special edition has unbelievable ageing potential and would make a great gift idea for any Champagne collector or wine enthusiast.