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July 2019 Wine of the Month Review - Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Champagne NV
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Champagne NV
This wine replaces Laurent-Perrier’s non-vintage brut champagne.
A perfect way to start an al fresco lunch in the middle of winter in Sydney.
L to R: Michael Gleeson-White, Deborah Evans and John Studdert Echanson d’Australie
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV is the fifth biggest selling champagne in the world, and changing the work-horse of the house is no trivial matter. In fact, this new wine is the result of about 15 years of experimentation.
How is it different from the NV we know so well? There is a number of important differences including: an extra year of bottle ageing in their cellar resulting in a more complex wine; balancing this it is made of only first pressing juice; and it has more chardonnay – 59% in fact – making it fresher and purer with hints of fresh citrus on the nose.
Huon Hooke reviewed it in The Real Review saying it is ‘an outstanding wine for such a big house. Very creamy, with hints of peach and toast.’ He rated it at 94/100.
It was so good we featured it at the recent NSW Bailliage event at Brycefield in the Hunter Valley earlier this month.
It was purchased from Kemenys in Sydney for $59.95 per bottle in a pack of six.