Champagne Laurent-Perrier, Grand Siècle No. 26 MV, Brut - 100 Points
£225.00 per bottle
Iteration No.26 is a blend of 3 exceptional years: 2012 (65%), 2008 (25%) and 2007 (10%), and blended from 8 different Grand Cru villages. The final assemblage is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir and has been aged on lees for at least 10 years before disgorgement.
“This is really something. Electric on the palate. The aromas are so complex with sliced fresh and dried ginger, subtle pie crust, tarte tatin and hints of nutmeg with some salted caramel. Toasted bread, too. Always subtle. The palate is full- to medium bodied yet hemmed-in with a freshness and balance that draws you back. Savory and vibrant. It's full of energy. Spectacular. Fascinating. Symphonic blend of 2012, 2008 and 2007. 65% of the 2012, 25% of the 2008 and 10% of the 2007. Eight grand cru. Chardonnay 58% and 42% pinot noir. Disgorged February 2023. 10 years on the lees. 7g/L dosage. Drink or hold.”
100pts James Suckling