Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime 1997

Vintage from Champagne, France

Item No. 88246
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WN93
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Winemaker's Notes

Laurent-Perrier makes vintage Champagne only in the very best years, when the characteristics of the harvest create a wine that is in keeping with a style and quality that merits the Laurent-Perrier signature. Vintage Champagnes from Laurent-Perrier are rare because the majority of vintage year grapes are used in the House's multi-vintage wines. In order for Laurent-Perrier to produce vintage Champagne, they not only need superior grapes, but an abundance of them.

Brut Millésimé is composed of roughly equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - though the exact amounts vary depending on the characteristics of each vintage - and has considerable cellaring capacity. Brut Millésimé is made exclusively from wines the very best crus or villages. Historically, most of these crus have formed the basis of Laurent-Perrier's champagnes. The most prestigious among them are: Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Tours-sur-Marne and Louvois. Aging in our cellars lasts for at least six years and very light dosage is used to allow the wine to reveal its true nature.

Both fine and rounded in its flavors, the palate shows preserved orange peel and a vanilla-like finish. The texture is silky and very fine, with lingering crispness.

"Chalky aromas of citrus, minerals and yeast. Rich flavors of lemon curd, Sherry and bread dough are quite different than suggested by the nose. Classic L-P liveliness in the finish."
-Wine News

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