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Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2002
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Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2002 Champagne

More vintages: 2006The house was set up by Eugene Laurent in Tours-Sur-Marne, and after marrying Mathilde-Emilie Perrier, the company name was born. Marie-Louise de Nonancourt, a member of another great Champagne family, Lanson, acquired the house in 1938 after the owners died. In 1948 her son, Bernard, who had spent much of the Second World War fighting in the Resistance, took over the business and began the process of rebuilding it after the war. Laurent-Perrier has been on a steep growth curve, with expansion in recent years now seeing the house ranked number five in Champagne by volume, but finding a comfortable equilibrium in that precarious balance between volume and finely tuned quality is what sets Laurent-Perrier apart.

The vintage is made from prestigious Crus of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir comes from the Montagne de Reims: Verzy, Mailly, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Ay, Bouzy, and Chardonnay from the Cte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger and Chouilly. It has been bottle aged in cellars for almost eight years before being disgorged prior to release.

The initial aroma is marked by an attractive fruity character which then evolves displaying notes of ripe fruits and honey. As it's character is gradually revealed, there is a sense of complexity, depth of flavour and a still youthful freshness, typical of the 2002 vintage. The long finish is marked by persistent notes of yellow stone fruits. Now with a few more years age since release it is starting to show some lovely brle and more complex nutty characters. From such a top notch vintage there is no rush to drink this champagne, it will continue to improve for many more years.

Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 8 g/L

Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2002 Champagne does not come in a gift box.

Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2002 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Laurent-Perrier Vintage
wineandspiritsmagazine.com,
Dec 2012
91/100
“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.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2016
17/20
“50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. RS 8 g/l.
Tasted blind. Deeper gold than most. Quite broad and even oaky sort of Bollinger style. Quite evolved aromatically with a hint of cheesiness. Bone dry on the end. Seems as though it is just losing a bit of fruit in the middle. Falls off very slightly on the end, but compared with the others there is good energy and I ended up upgrading it from 16.5. Very slightly bitter finish.”
VinousMedia.com,
Nov 2012
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91/100
“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. ”
WineEnthusiast.com,
Dec 2011
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94/100
“*Cellar Selection* 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.”
WineSpectator.com,
Nov 2011
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91/100
“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.”
International Wine Cellar,
Oct 2011
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92/100
“Light, bright yellow. Fragrant, complex scents of Meyer lemon, pear, peach pit and toasty lees. Juicy and precise, with very good depth to its spice citrus and floral flavors. The deeper pear and peach notes come back on the finish, which lingers with serious smoky intensity. This Champagne's density and focus bode well for cellaring.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Oct 2011
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17/20
“Pale straw. Attractive lightly toasty nose and real zest and some age on this. Not desperately concentrated. Feather-like impact on the palate and impressive length.”
'''Bought directly from Laurent Perrier UK, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave'''
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