2002 Laurent-Perrier Brut
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • WE 94
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91
  • W&S 91

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2011
This very structured wine is dry in the Laurent-Perrier house style. Crunchy green apples are supported by richness and a complex texture. With nine years in the cellar it has already gained some maturity but needs aging... This very structured wine is dry in the Laurent-Perrier house style. Crunchy green apples are supported by richness and a complex texture. With nine years in the cellar it has already gained some maturity but needs aging. - R.V.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
A bright mineral-driven Champagne that offers a creamy mousse and flavors of green pear anise spiced nut and candied lemon zest. A note of sweet smoke lingers on the moderate finish. Drink now through 2016. -AN
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2012
(43PY1067440): Light yellow-gold. Candied citrus fruits pear and chamomile on the smoke-accented nose. Fresh assertive and penetrating offering juicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper pit fruit nuance. ... (43PY1067440): Light yellow-gold. Candied citrus fruits pear and chamomile on the smoke-accented nose. Fresh assertive and penetrating offering juicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper pit fruit nuance. Finishes sappy and long with strong mineral cut and lingering lees and mineral nuances.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2012
A fragrant zesty and powerful wine this has the concentration of the vintage with tart peach and lemon pith flavor. Acidity balances the roundness of the dosage creating layers of flavor and pointing up the complex spice... A fragrant zesty and powerful wine this has the concentration of the vintage with tart peach and lemon pith flavor. Acidity balances the roundness of the dosage creating layers of flavor and pointing up the complex spice. This has the tension to serve with sashimi.
JJB 93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, November 2011
Golden straw in color with a persistent yet subtle bead. Aromas of roasted nuts form the foundation of the bouquet and are supplemented with spicy dried lemon and spearmint notes and the barest hint of fresh mushroom. The... Golden straw in color with a persistent yet subtle bead. Aromas of roasted nuts form the foundation of the bouquet and are supplemented with spicy dried lemon and spearmint notes and the barest hint of fresh mushroom. The palate starts with a subtle entry and builds towards a light to medium weighted midpalate and then tapers off to a finish which mimics the attack. With the structure of the flavors being somewhat notes of toasted brioche and understated citrus are highlighted. Tightly wound at this point a few years under cork should see this bottling gain richness and texture. L4303290Q
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2002

Label

With its composition marked by a high percentage of Chardonnay, Laurent-Perrier Brut is the signature House style, offering freshness, lightness and elegance.

It is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier, all harvested manually. Over 55 crus, rated an average 94%, are used to make it. Up to 20% of reserve wine is sometimes included to guarantee the quality and consistency of the Laurent-Perrier style.

Laurent-Perrier Brut has a fresh, pale gold color that highlights its delicate, persistent bead. Perfumed floral notes come together with citrus and stone fruit. Mellowness, finesse and freshness combine to achieve a remarkable balance and a long, satisfying finish.

Winery

Laurent-Perrier

The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by Andre Michel Pierlot, a negociant in the wines of Champagne. His son Alphonse Pierlot, not having any heirs, subsequently bequeathed the House to his cellar master, Eugene Laurent.

Following his death in 1887, Eugene’s widow, Mathilde Emilie Perrier, took the helm of the business and combined her own name with that of her husband, naming the business “Veuve Laurent-Perrier”. Eugenie-Hortense Laurent succeeded her mother in 1925. Hard-hit by the economic crisis between the wars and heavily in debt, she sold the estate to Marie-Louise de Nonancourt in 1939.

Bernard de Nonancourt dedicated his life to a single passion: Laurent-Perrier. His courage, convictions and energy transformed a small Champagne House purchased by his mother in 1939 into a global brand. Keen on innovation, strongly attached to champagne traditions and to quality, he forged the commercial culture of Laurent-Perrier and created a renowned brand with a range of unique champagnes.

Up until his death on 29 October 2010, he made his vibrant stamp on the House of Laurent-Perrier, which will remain forever. The continued success of Laurent-Perrier is now overseen by his two daughters, Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt and Stephanie Meneux de Nonancourt. They offer a full range of Champagnes, from Ultra-Brut to Demi-Sec, the vintage-dated Brut Millesime and Alexandra Rose, and their tete-de-cuvee, Grand Siecle.