Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 25 in Sun King Cage
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 2008 (65%), 2007 (25%) and 2006 (10%) vintages.
2008: a vintage noted for its structure with high quality Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs revealing an outstanding aromatic richness.
2007: a vintage noted for its freshness, the Chardonnays are complex with aromas of white fruits and citrus and the Pinots Noirs open and fruity with a dominance of yellow fruit.
2006: a vintage noted for its finesse with rich, complex Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs with red fruit aromas.
On the eye: Brilliant in character with a white gold color.
On the nose: An intense nose of fresh citrus fruits followed by subtle aromas of grilled almonds and brioche.
On the palate: The wine has a fresh and toasted attack. The finish is persistent with notes of citrus fruit.
Grand Siècle pairs with high quality produce and refined dishes, particularly, noble fish and crustaceans. Scallop carpaccio with lemon caviar or roasted veal filet mignon.
Varietals: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Assembled from 9 of the Champagne region’s 17 Grands Crus. In Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, Tours-sur-Marne, Mailly. In Chardonnay: Cramant, Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Aging: 12 years on lees.