N.V. Laurent-Perrier Brut 187 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$7.99

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"A harmonious Champagne, with a vibrant backbone of acidity and a well-knit mix of poached pear, lemon preserves, smoke and toast. Very accessible. Drink now through 2018. 22,000 cases imported. –AN" (WS)

"The Laurent-Perrier NV Brut is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 15% Meunier, and is based on 2009 plus 15-30% reserve wines from two or three vintages. Citrus colored, this signature LP has a refined, fresh and elegant nose with brioche and delicate citrus flavors. Lean, refined and elegant on the palate, this is a dry and silky textured, vivacious, and perfectly fresh and balanced aperitif Champagne. It does not have the opinion-dividing thrill and tension of the Ultra Brut, but will probably find more friends.

Champagnes of Laurent-Perrier are mainly based on Chardonnay, whereas Pinot Noir is a junior partner and Meunier is only a very small part of the cuvées. Chef de cave François Cotard tries to extract the maximum of the aromatic part of the fruit to keep the natural freshness. That's why he ferments at controlled temperatures at 16 to 17 degrees Celsius in nothing but stainless steel vats. All of the cuvées undergo malolactic fermentation. Since Cotard protects his musts and wines from oxidation and racks the wines from the first lees very early, the wine style of LP is a very clear and reductive one. The assemblages of varieties, terroirs and vintages are made with the goal of keeping the freshness, finesse and elegance of the wines. The wines receive their maturity only from the aging on the lees from the second fermentation. Laurent-Perrier's range of Champagnes remains the same since 1982. All of the cuvées are excellent gastronomic Champagnes that go very well with food – or as an aperitif. The palate-cleansing Ultra Brut is a perfect Champagne for both aperitif and digestif." (WA)

"(50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier; 12 g/l dosage; L63PA113459): Light gold. Aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, with suggestions of green tea and honey in the background. Supple and open-knit, with pliant pear and orange flavors picking up a touch of bitter herbacity with air. Closes on a spicy note, with good energy and a lingering note of white pepper." (VM)

"Laurent-Perrier’s dry style is reflected in this crisp, elegant and fine Champagne. The character is mineral, taut, with a great burst of citrus and white fruit acidity. The ensemble creates a delicious food-friendly wine. -R.V. (12/1/2011)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
The flagship of Laurent-Perrier, which embodies the House style; deliciously fresh and easy to drink. The blend is composed of over 55 different Crus (with an average 94% rating). After being aged for over three years, liqueur expedition is added and the champagne is matured for a further six months. the result is a delicate yet complex nose, with hints of citrus fruit, and a good balanced palate. Perfect as an aperitif, it also goes very well with food. Capages: Chardonnay 45%, Pinot Noir 40%, Pinot Meunier 15%.