Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle Nr 25 Champagne cl 75
Vintage in Champagne is generally considered synonymous with excellence for Prestige Cuvées. On the contrary, at Laurent-Perrier, our belief is that the art of blending can enable us to create what nature will never give us: the perfect year.
The expression of the perfect vintage is that of a great Champagne that has developed deep intensity and aromatic complexity while managing to retain freshness and acidity over time. On this idea Grand Siècle was born in 1959. To create this wine, Laurent-Perrier will rely on the characteristics of great Champagne vintages: freshness, structure, finesse.
The Grand Siècle blend is based on 3 now unchanging principles.
Blend of a selection of 3 exceptional vintages chosen for their complementarity.
Blend carried by a majority of Chardonnay supplemented by Pinot Noir and selected from 11 Grands Crus of the only 17 existing in Champagne.
Blend that benefits from extended aging in the cellar for more than 10 years.
WINEMAKING, BLENDING AND AGING
Blend of vintage vintages
2008 (65%), 2007 (25%), 2006 (10%)
2008: a dominance of structure with high-quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir revealing exceptional aromatic richness.
2007: a dominance of freshness with Chardonnay with complex aromas of white fruits and citrus and Pinot Noir with aromas of yellow fruits.
2006: a dominance of finesse with rich and complex Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with red fruit aromas.
Grape varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Cru: production from a choice of 9 of the 17 Grand Cru.
Chardonnay: Cramant, Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, Tours-sur-Marne, Mailly.
Aging: 12 years on the lees.
Dosage: 7 grams per liter.
Format: 75cl bottle.
Intense bright color on a white gold background.
Intense nose of fresh citrus followed by subtle aromas of toasted almonds and brioche.
The wine offers a fresh, toasty attack. The finish is persistent, Grand Siècle iteration N°25 has exceptional aromatic depth.
Serving temperature: between 10°C and 12°C.
James Suckling, 2021: 99/100
Wine Advocate, 2021: 96 + / 100
Antonio Galloni, 2020: 96/100