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1995 Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" Brut Champagne

SKU #1000433 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine was recommended, but no tasting note was given. (RP)  (12/2002)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep but youthfully unevolved aromas of toffee apple, lemon and mint. Penetrating, rich and thick, with a deep, yeasty, baked bread component. At once brisk and seamless but brooding more than expressive today. Finishes long, dry and backward. This may ultimately merit a score in the mid-90s. (ST) 92+  (12/2002)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Luscious and deliciously flavorful, this has very ripe, round fruits and plenty of spicy power. It’s tasty and impactful, extremely flavorful and forward, displaying loads of sweet vanilla and semi-tropical fruits, all wrapped around a long, full, lush finish.  (12/2003)

91 points Wine Spectator

 A '95 with attitude. Firm, focused and full of biscuit, citrus and hazelnut flavors backed by vivid acidity, though there's enough creaminess to keep everything in line. Good, nutty finish. (BS)  (11/2003)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 A fully mature 1995, this is a main-course Champagne, its flavors of nuts and brioche suited to roast veal. The flavors are almost meaty, with hints of rosemary and woody herbs. Ready to drink.  (12/2011)

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