La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot and to the creative and elegant souls who have followed in her footsteps

A wine to reflect the image of La Grande Dame herself. Madame Clicquot used her determination, intuition and vision to choose and aquire exceptional grand crus parcels


La Grande Dame,
the window of excellence of Veuve Clicquot

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Veuve Clicquot presence in Grand Cru terroirs dates back to 1760.

Madame Clicquot knew she needed the best grapes to produce the best champagne. Thanks to her extraordinary intuition, she identified a few parcels which turned out to be some of the best in the region. She then acquired prestigious parcels like Verzenay, Verzy and Bouzy, now all classified as Grand Cru, and used in the blend of La Grande Dame.

La Grande Dame 2008

One of the finest Champagne vintages. La Grande Dame 2008 is elegant, rich and complex. Beautiful mature aromas such as dried fruits, praline, quince paste and truffle open the door to exceptional wines with an aging potential of more than 20 years. La Grande Dame to collect.

Rating & Reviews
La Grande Dame 2008

97/100 points
“A beautifully assembled mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay”
95/100 points
“Fresh and lasting, with hints of spice and smoke on the finish”
95/100 points
“This is a sunny and delicious 2008, with brightness infusing the wine”

Tasting notes
La Grande Dame 2008

La Grande Dame 2008 has a surprising glint of light gold color.
Initially it reveals a strong attack, both aerial and delicate. Upon being released it presents notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears), and finally, subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. The luscious pastry notes are well balanced with the blend’s freshness and clarity. The attack is strong and sharp. La Grande Dame 2008 bestows a silky texture upon young fruits, carried by citrus and red fruit (cherry) notes.
Agreements mets & wine
  • Oysters
  • King crab
  • Fish tartare
  • Scallops
  • Langoustine
  • Caviar
  • Chicken with sesame

Technical identity
La Grande Dame 2008

Pinot Noir
Serving temperature
Ageing potential
More than
  • Grands crus
  • Premiers crus
  • Other crus

La Grande Dame by Baccarat, a symbol of exceptional French know-how.

Madame Clicquot led her worldwide empire from the tip of her pen. She sent out by mail her instructions to her agents and replied to her customers, whom she called her friends.

Maison Veuve Clicquot is proud to unveil La Grande Dame by Baccarat, an inkwell inspired by this epistolary legacy. These two Houses, ambassadors of unique know-how, driven by a passion for creation and by a quest for excellence, have worked together to create a piece that symbolizes exceptional French craftsmanship.

Each of the fifteen pieces, signed and numbered by Baccarat, is unique and delivered with six bottles of La Grande Dame: 1989, 2004 and 2008, in both Brut & Brut Rosé. Vintages chosen by Maison Veuve Clicquot for their remarkable quality. When opened, the inkwell reveals a black and golden pewter champagne bucket, ready to welcome the collection of La Grande Dame wines. The base contains a set of four Baccarat crystal glasses and a drawer that turns into a leather-covered serving tray.