Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 23 in Gift Box (1.5L Magnum)

$499.99

The idea of Grand Siècle is based on one observation: nature will probably never provide the perfect oenological year but thanks to the art of assemblage, Laurent-Perrier can in fact create it. Going far beyond rare vintages, Grand Siècle is the blending of three outstanding years declared as vintages by Laurent-Perrier and chosen for their complementary traits.

Grand Siècle No.25 is a blend of 2006 (65%), 2004 (20%) and 2002 (15%) vintages.

THE VINTAGES

2006: a vintage noted for its finesse with rich, complex Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs with red fruit aromas.

2004: a vintage noted for its freshness and structure with fine, balanced Chardonnays and high quality Pinot Noirs.

2002: a vintage noted for its structure with frank, intense Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs with red fruit aromas.

TASTING NOTES

On the eye: Intense pale yellow colour with highlights evoking the freshness of spring.

On the nose: An intense nose with mixed aromas of candied citrus fruit, honey, summer flowers and a few toasted notes.

On the palate: The soft attack on the palate coats it with the sensation of silkiness. The finish has the freshness of candied citrus fruit bringing with it length and tension.

PAIRING

Grand Siècle pairs with high quality produce and refined dishes, particularly, noble fish and crustaceans. A roasted turbot, lobster or truffled poulard.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietals: 58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir

Appellation: Assembled from 11 of the Champagne region’s 17 Grands Crus. In Pinot Noir: Bouzy, Ambonnay, Mailly, Verzy, Verzenay, Tours-sur-Marne. In Chardonnay: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Avize, Chouilly, Oger.

Aging: 14 years on lees.

Current stock: 3