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Laurent-Perrier (Champagne) "Grande Siècle"
This Champagne is the luxury cuvée of Laurent-Perrier, a blend of 3 or more of their finest vintage wines. It has minute bubbles which rise in a persistent, steady stream. The nose is very fresh, with fine lemony fruit and a little pillow of bready, nutty notes beneath. On the palate the mousse is very refined and creamy, but the wine retains its fresh and delicate character. There is lovely balance. Apple and citrus fruit gives way to a very pure acidity and lightly toasted flavour in the very long finish. My first experience of this wine. Really very impressive. (07/99)