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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine
Item no. 116392
Golden yellow color, with green highlights with a steady stream of fine and persistent bubbles. The initial aroma is marked by an attractive fruity character which then evolves displaying notes of ripe fruits and honey (acacia honey). Initial impressions are of vivacity and a fine mousse. As its character is gradually revealed, there is a sense of complexity, depth of flavor and a still youthful freshness. The long finish is marked by persistent notes of yellow stone fruits (mirabelle plum).
Laurent-Perrier is selective when declaring vintages – rarely declaring them and only in the very best years with a unique character. Thus the Brut Millesime (Vintage Brut) is an exceptional wine and while it maintains the signature style of the House's wines, it reflects the unique characteristics of the vintage year. Laurent-Perrier's millesimes have excellent aging capacity.
This very structured wine is dry, in the Laurent-Perrier house style. Crunchy green apples are supported by richness and a complex texture. With nine years in the cellar, it has already gained some maturity, but needs aging.
Light, bright yellow. Fragrant, complex scents of Meyer lemon, pear, peach pit and toasty lees. Juicy and precise, with very good depth to its spice citrus and floral flavors. The deeper pear and peach notes come back on the finish, which lingers with serious smoky intensity. This Champagne's density and focus bode well for cellaring.
A bright, mineral-driven Champagne that offers a creamy mousse and flavors of green pear, anise, spiced nut and candied lemon zest. A note of sweet smoke lingers on the moderate finish. Drink now through 2016.