Veuve Clicquot, Brut Ponsardin ‘La Grande Dame’ Reims 1989

Grande Dame 1989 #2

Antique bronze.   Humid with a sweaty tang, she’s a lurid dream raised in a greenhouse: hothouse flowers, over-ripe heirloom tomato, palo cortado.  Intoxicating and saucy but riven with flaws, running short on acidity, freshness, detail.  A sultry ’89, overcome with personality, past her best now.  Drink up.

Grande Dame 1989 #3

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