On this day we would like to put a spot light on great Champagnes with a strong female link.
1975 VEUVE CLICQUOT ‘LA GRANDE DAME’
In Sweden, no Champagne is as well known as the ‘Gula Änkan’, the Yellow Widow. The house was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot. His son, François, married Nicole-Barbe Ponsardin, who took over the company at the age of twenty-seven when she found herself a window. The rich and honeyed La Grande Dame is a wonderful champagne, but the powerfull and nutty vintage wine often gives best value for money.
RICHARD JUHLIN TASTING NOTE ‘The wine of this vintage! Dark, but brilliant and full of vigor. What dimensions! The nose is of an entire bakery full of pastries: dark and light chocolate and nougat are all easily definable tones. Bigger, softer, fruitier, and longer than the famous 1975 Bollinger R. D.’ 97(97)p