Introducing the exquisite 9998 Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, a true gem from the Champagne region of France. This white wine, crafted with precision and finesse, showcases the expertise of the esteemed producer Laurent-Perrier. With an alcohol content of 12.5%, this wine is sure to delight the senses and captivate the palate.
In the glass, this Blanc de Blancs displays a radiant white color that is both alluring and elegant. The cork closure adds a touch of tradition, preserving the wine's integrity and ensuring a delightful experience upon opening.
The blend is truly exceptional, with the superb 2012 vintage contributing 60% of the base. The remaining balance is reserve wine from the sunny and generous 2009 vintage, which imparts weight and complexity to the final product. This unique approach sets it apart from other Champagnes, as the reserve wine is not an immediate predecessor to the base.
Upon tasting, one is met with a familiar saline austerity complemented by floral notes, hints of lime, and calamansi. The finish is almost adamantine, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. The renowned wine critic Michel suggests pairing this masterpiece with sea bass cooked in a clay pot, although it would also be an excellent complement to lobster or oysters.
This Blanc de Blancs has garnered high praise from critics, with Decanter awarding it a score of 92. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 94, describing it as a dense and flavorful chardonnay with a creamy texture. Wine Enthusiast also bestowed a score of 94, highlighting the wine's bone-dry character and attractive nutty hints. Wine Spectator, too, awarded it a score of 92, commending its crackling acidity and rich flavors.
The inaugural NV Blanc de Blancs Nature from Laurent-Perrier, as reviewed by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, received a score of 93. This exceptional cuvée showcases aromas of citrus fruit, green apple, oyster shell, and warm bread. With its medium to full-bodied profile, lively acidity, and delicately chalky finish, it is a true testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Laurent-Perrier.
Indulge in the splendor of the 9998 Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature and experience the magic of Champagne in every sip.