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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime 2002
Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime 2002
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 93 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1993 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1993 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Golden yellow color, with green highlights with a steady stream of fine and persistent bubbles. The initial aroma is marked by an attractive fruity character which then evolves displaying notes of ripe fruits and honey (acacia honey). Initial impressions are of vivacity and a fine mousse. As its character is gradually revealed, there is a sense of complexity, depth of flavor and a still youthful freshness. The long finish is marked by persistent notes of yellow stone fruits (mirabelle plum).

Laurent-Perrier is selective when declaring vintages – rarely declaring them and only in the very best years with a unique character. Thus the Brut Millesime (Vintage Brut) is an exceptional wine and while it maintains the signature style of the House's wines, it reflects the unique characteristics of the vintage year. Laurent-Perrier's millesimes have excellent aging capacity.

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About Laurent Perrier:

Laurent-Perrier has been located at Tours-sur-Marne since its creation in 1812, placing it at the epicenter of three famous Champagne vineyards: the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. Since 1949, the House has climbed from 100th place worldwide to 4th place. The impulse behind this growth has come from Bernard de Nonancourt, a man with an ardent and courageous entrepreneurial spirit and the will to build a team around the ambition to create a unique brand.

Laurent-Perrier creates wines that give pleasure and are based on a solid savoir-faire. It was the first champagne House to introduce a large proportion of Chardonnay – a minority grape in the region – into the blend of its Brut L-P. Laurent-Perrier has also created other products, such as Cuvée Rosé Brut, a wine with a unique rosé color with the characteristic aromas of red berries. The House has also created Ultra-Brut, a natural brut (unsweetened) wine that requires the skill of subtle assemblage of high-quality grapes, since this wine can only be made from very mature grapes with low acid content.

Laurent-Perrier is a member of the prestigious Comité Colbert, which gathers together French luxury creators in all lines.