Laurent Perrier


Laurent Perrier Millesime '08|Vintage|2008

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Textured

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Biscuit

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Orange

Nut

Nut


Almond

Tours-Sur-Marne

Tours-Sur-Marne

What to expect


- Laurent-Perrier rarely makes vintages and this is one cuvée we are especially proud to have exclusive to Emperor

- Exclusive blend of 50% Grands Crus Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims

- Perfect wine to pair with crab linguine, hapuka fillet with steamed vegetables or a range of sushi

2008 was characterised by a cold winter without being glacial and a sullen and rainy spring. The harvest began mid-September in dry and fresh weather which offered perfect grape growing conditions. with some very beautiful Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. These high quality grapes revealed an incredible aromatic richness which would foresee an exceptional vintage.

This stunning wine is white gold in appearance with a fine effervescence. Mineral, chalky notes on the nose lead to citrus and white fruit. A lively wine of great depth and persistent freshness that gives way to notes of bitter orange, biscuit and bright lemon on the finish.

Bottled and aged for 10 years on lees in the Laurent-Perrier's cellars before disgorgement prior to release. A great choice for drinking today and, for the patient champagne drinker, it has outstanding ageing potential.

  

$124.00

Club Price $117.80 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Textured

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Biscuit

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Orange

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


- Laurent-Perrier rarely makes vintages and this is one cuvée we are especially proud to have exclusive to Emperor

- Exclusive blend of 50% Grands Crus Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims

- Perfect wine to pair with crab linguine, hapuka fillet with steamed vegetables or a range of sushi

2008 was characterised by a cold winter without being glacial and a sullen and rainy spring. The harvest began mid-September in dry and fresh weather which offered perfect grape growing conditions. with some very beautiful Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. These high quality grapes revealed an incredible aromatic richness which would foresee an exceptional vintage.

This stunning wine is white gold in appearance with a fine effervescence. Mineral, chalky notes on the nose lead to citrus and white fruit. A lively wine of great depth and persistent freshness that gives way to notes of bitter orange, biscuit and bright lemon on the finish.

Bottled and aged for 10 years on lees in the Laurent-Perrier's cellars before disgorgement prior to release. A great choice for drinking today and, for the patient champagne drinker, it has outstanding ageing potential.

  

About the house

About the house


Quite often people do not realise why they like a certain champagne brand. Some houses focus on the pinot noir grape in their champagnes which provides big, round and powerful cuvées and some houses focus on chardonnay which provides more mineral drive, citrus and elegance. If you prefer the latter, then perhaps consider a bottle of Laurent-Perrier as your 'go-to' entertaining wine. This maison has a serious history but over the last 100 years has had a long line of influential women at its helm (Mathilde Emilie Perrier in 1812 and later in 1938 Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt), and we cannot help but think that this has influenced the style – graceful, elegant and sophisticated. Of the larger maisons in champagne this is more subtle and understated in its profile. This may be to your preference and it is an affordable champagne label.