Refined scents of flowers and white pears. The mid-palate is a lovely bag of spicy bonbons, nougat and peaches. Really long, rich and velvety with a lick of mouthwatering lemon curd in the aftertaste.
94pts The Somm Journal
Like the fabulous Ultra Brut (see our review in the April/May issue), this beauty highlights Laurent-Perrier’s status as a pioneer of zero-dosage bubbly. Six years of bottle aging ensure it’s less sleek and stark than it is bright and shiny, radiating citrus along with sparks of brioche, almond, pear, and a wash of seashells-atthe-seashore minerality in concert with the dazzling bead. Texture meets pizzazz with a dash of bitter lemon.
94pts James Suckling
A dense and flavorful chardonnay with creamy texture and flavor. Lots of citrus and grapefruit and very vinous. A blanc de blancs with weight yet freshness. Pure chardonnay with no dosage. A new wine. Lovely finish. 40% 2009 and 60% 2012. Drink now.
93pts Wine Enthusiast
This Champagne is certainly dry, a crisp apple- and citrus-led wine from Chardonnay. Its acidity has softened with bottle age to give a wine that is beautifully balanced, ready for more aging in bottle. Drink now for the freshness or wait until 2021 for more maturity.
90pts Wine & Spirits
Ginger’s rooty spice parallels the austere acidity of this wine, while the flesh is full and generous enough to fill it with apple and lemon flavors. It’s round for a Brut Nature, ready to take on an oyster pan roast.
The wine has a white gold color with a fine sparkle.The nose displays minerality and hints of citrus.On the palate the wine is balanced and sustained with a finish that is fresh with notes of lemon.
The Blanc de Blancs is a true wine for gastronomy pairing well with the finest fish: sea bass with salt crust, scallops, grilled marinated squid with lemon, thyme, olive oil as well white meats such as veal tartare with ginger and lemon.