NV Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle #25 Cuvee

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Intensely complex and utterly impressive, this 25th rendition of class from our favorite, iconic Champagne house is a perfect pairing wine to any menu. Rich notes of almond, creme brulee, and holiday citron make this a definite must-add to your entertaining essentials, or if you are anything like us, to your mid-week feasts.

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Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Michel Fauconnet
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Aging:
10 years
Oak Treatment:
On the lees
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
12.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
97
Score Wine Spectator:
95
SKU #:
1049284
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS99

James Suckling 

A prestige Champagne with great density and depth, yet it remains compact and structured, with a combination of fine phenolics, acidity and extract. Lots of flavors of lemon rind, salt, mineral and honeysuckle with an attractive fresh-herb undertone. Then it turns to candied lemons with some ginger. A triumph in complexity and power. A blend of 2008, 2007 and 2006. 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. 7g/L dosage. Drink or hold.

WA97

Wine Advocate

A blend of the 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages, with fully 55% deriving from 2008, Laurent-Perrier's NV Brut Grand Siècle #25 is coming into its own today, bursting from the glass with scents of nectarine, pear, orange oil and confit citrus mingled with notions of buttery pastry, brioche, iodine, dried white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and incisive, with a fleshy core of fruit girdled by racy acids and animated by a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's seamless and harmonious, concluding with a long, penetrating finish.

DC95

Decanter

The newest release of Grand Siècle is based upon the superb and structured 2008 vintage (65% of the blend), along with the vivacious 2007 vintage (25%), and the creamy, luxurious 2006 (10%). The final blend is 60% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. The result at this stage exhibits its Chardonnay character, with toasty notes of ripe pear and spice on the nose and a creamy, silky texture and an edge of citrus. Although elegant and refined at present, the underlying power will doubtless come to the fore with time. Dosage: 7g/L.

WS95

Wine Spectator

Reveals rich and concentrated flavors of pear tart and dried mango, roasted hazelnut and ground coffee, preserved lemon and candied ginger enlivened by a spine of racy acidity and an underlying streak of minerally smoke and brine. Offers a fine and creamy mousse, with pleasing viscosity to the overall impression. Long, spiced finish.