Laurent Perrier Brut NV

Laurent Perrier, Brut, Tours-sur-Marne, Grande Vallee de la Marne, Champagne, France, NV.

Typically a blend of 80% current vintage and 20% reserve wines; always a blend of the 3 main varieties, in descending contribution – chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.

Widely available, 12%, about £26.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold (though this is marginal to be lemon), showing small-sized bubbles and tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, developing, with opening aromas of rich biscuit and danish pastry, then sweet apple puree, and spicy – like unripe quince and red currant.

Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, no tannin but a slight gummy grip, medium alcohol and a medium (-) body, medium (+) intensity with flavours of rich biscuit, orchard fruit, then a toasty note and a nutty nuance.  A creamy mousse with a medium (+) persistence, and a long length with clean fresh finish.

Quality – a very good quality wine, balanced and harmonious, with a good concentration of quite complex flavours; lightly bodied with slightly less than usual acidity. This wine will keep and develop for an other 1-3 years.

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