Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Champagne Brut
Pours with an exuberant mousse that shows ample hold over a pale straw coloured base that has pale gold tinged edges. An exceptionally fine bead showing good persistence. Lifted citrus and yeast lees aromas mingle with hints of sherbet and chalky mineral like notes. Rich baked bread, citrus and yeast lees flavours drive the palate. Sculptured acidity providing tension to the finish. Some faint cashew and chalky mineral characters are also present on the long mouth watering aftertaste.
The brioche and cooked-apple and cream character really comes through here. Full-bodied and round with fine bubbles. Flavorful and intense. Vivid, bread-dough finish. This is four years on lees. 55% chardonnay and the rest pinot.
JamesSuckling.com (September 2019)