I thought this Wine Wednesday post more appropriate today, as it being the last day of the year and lots of celebrating will take place in the next 24 hours. I also thought an homage to my beloved Veuve would be fitting to end the year. That it is Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, makes it even better. This is one seriously special vintage bottle of wine. The one we will enjoy this eve is 2004, but any vintage year is going to be sublime. We had our first bottle of La Grande Dame in France many years ago when we went to Reims for my birthday, a cherished memory that made a life-long fan out of me.
Veuve Clicquot’s Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame, is a very great wine which pays homage to a very “grande dame de la Champagne,” Madame Clicquot. The incomparable finesse of this cuvée results from a blend of eight of the House’s traditional Grands Crus.
This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish, and a unique aromatic aftertaste.
However you choose to celebrate this eve–whether with wine or water, a large party or solo, I wish you the very best. Thank you so much for following along on our adventures of life. My hope for all of us in this new year is that it be filled with experiences that make us learn, love & grow. To take time each day to give thanks, to laugh. To be all we hope to be.