GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2017
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée is the standard-bearer for the house style of Laurent-Perrier. Crisp, fresh and elegant, La Cuvée reflects the fundamental essence of their Champagnes. Laurent-Perrier, which is still family-owned by the de Nonacourt family, is now the fourth largest Champagne House. It is a very popular Grande Marque and the Chardonnay dominant (55%) La Cuvée is bold, mouth-filling wine in a complex style with brioche, roasted nut and hazelnut characters.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "A distinctive bouquet - toasty and creamy with a oat bread leesy layer before the aromas of lemon and white peach then a moment of strawberry emerges. On the palate - crisp, dry, fruity and delicious with a fine mealy leesy texture, fine autolysis and crisp refreshing finish. The mousse is lively and expressive promoting the flavours of citrus and white stone fruit, apple and pear. Well made, lengthy and ready to enjoy from today and through 2028+."
Laurent Perrier writes "Pale gold in colour. Fine bubbles feed a persistent mousse. A delicate nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers. The wine’s complexity is expressed in successive notes like vine peach and white fruits notes. A perfect balance between freshness and delicacy with fruity flavours very present on the finish."