Laurent-Perrier Rose NV

Mix 12
£52.95
Mix 6
£55.95
Per Bottle
£59.95
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Description & Technical Information
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Laurent-Perrier Rosé was created in 1968 by Champagne legend, Bernard de Nonancourt. Perfected at each stage of its making, Cuvée Rosé is acknowledged for its consistency and its high quality. The grapes from carefully selected plots are sorted and destemmed before vatting. The maceration, lasting from 48-72 hours depending on the harvest, helps the extraction of the colour and the development of the full aromatic richness of the Pinot Noir. The timing of maceration is crucial and legend has it that the first Chef de Cave, Edouard Leclerc, slept by the tank to stop it just in time!

When de Nonancourt launched Laurent-Perrier Rosé in 1968, he decided to present his creation in a uniquely distinctive bottle to magnify this very special cuvée. He found his inspiration in the rather stubby bottles manufactured in the time of King Henri IV, adding the monogrammed ‘LP’ shield. The packaging, which seemed very modern at the time, has gradually evolved since then.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 10 of the finest villages including Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois & Tours-sur-Marne
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Reserve Wine: 15%
Ageing: 5 years on the lees
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: Now to 2020

Tasting Note: Subtle, forthright and very fresh on the nose, Laurent-Perrier Rosé suggests a basketful of small berry fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, and black cherries. The overwhelming sensation is one of freshness and the taste is like breathing the heady aromas of a freshly-picked basket of berry fruits - a symphony of aromas with a gently-rounded, tender finish. The result is outstanding, lovely darker red fruits dominate this easy to drink rosé and it is no wonder it has so many fans. If you can manage not to drink it and can store it in a cool place, then cellar it for several years and your patience will be rewarded.
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Overview
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Expert Reviews
90 → 92/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Beautiful deep orange and copper toned colour. Evolved, soft, toasty nose with depth. Ripe cherry fruit, gentle spiciness. Quite winey, clean fruit and evolved style. Velvety texture and really harmonious character. A consistently great effort with the maceration method. Always a delight. I have also grown to be a great fan of the magnum, which ages in a grand fashion developing great winey qualities and Burgundian notions. ”
16.5/20
Tamlyn Currin
“First released in 1968. Laurent-Perrier wanted to show that rosé could be a serious wine. 100% Pinot Noir – unusually not a blend of white and red wines. Crushed for 36 hours. RS 8 g/l.
Wild-salmon pink. Raspberries, freshness, a hint of tarragon on the nose. Lacy mousse. Tart raspberries, peppery green herbs, a small but intense sweet-salty-dark-sharp note of balsamic vinegar. Juicy yet composed. Dry. (TC)”
90 → 92/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Beautiful deep orange and copper toned colour. Evolved, soft, toasty nose with depth. Ripe cherry fruit, gentle spiciness. Quite winey, clean fruit and evolved style. Velvety texture and really harmonious character. A consistently great effort with the maceration method. Always a delight. I have also grown to be a great fan of the magnum, which ages in a grand fashion developing great winey qualities and Burgundian notions.”
16/20
Richard Hemming MW
“Light, simple red fruit, perky and tart. Precious little flavour development on the palate though. (RH)”
90/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Beautiful deep orange and copper toned colour. Evolved, soft, toasty nose with depth. Ripe cherry fruit, gentle spiciness. Quite winey, clean fruit and evolved style. Velvety texture and really harmonious character. A consistently great effort with the saignée method. Always a delight.”
16/20
Richard Hemming MW
“100% Pinot Noir. Some sulphur on the nose but the fruit is pure and plump on the palate. Little discernible autolysis but lovely floral character. (RH)”
92/100
Josh Raynolds
“Vivid orange-pink. An expressive, spice-accented bouquet evokes fresh raspberry, orange pith, white flowers and ginger, with a hint of rhubarb adding an earthy flourish. Sappy and broad in the mouth, offering intense red fruit and bitter citrus flavors underscored by chalky mineral and white pepper notes. Rich yet lively rosé with excellent closing thrust and floral persistence.”
92/100
Stephen Tanzer
“Bright orange-pink. Toasty strawberry and raspberry aromas are accented by iodine, floral oils and dusty minerals. Broad and supple in texture, with sappy red berry and blood orange flavors supported by a firm spine of minerality. Finishes spicy, silky and long, with a late rose pastille note adding an exotic twist.”
96/100
Connoisseurs Guide
“Elegant and fruity at the same time with a quick invitation from bright, pure cherryish notes and then filled out handsomely by whiffs of chalky soils and well-integrated, rich and uplifting yeast-driven scents, this wine manages to be both vigorous and layered at one and the same time. Its bubbles are insistent, finely carved and add to the early sensations of lightness and energy yet also carry the wine long into a balanced, refined finish. And its latter palate grip is exactly what one should expect from the genre. While service with light foods would be our first choice, this one has the beauty to stand alone.”
92/100
Wine Spectator
“Shows fine balance, with a vibrant tanginess to the flavors of black currant, strawberry, licorice and candied ginger. Features a fine, creamy bead, revealing a lasting note of smoky mineral on the finish. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.”
16/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Very pretty pale salmon. Extremely, exuberantly fruity (as opposed to fine). This comes in the smartest conceivable pink box. Dead classy. Suggestions of strawberries. Nice level of fizz but not one of the most sophisticated pink champagnes in my view.”
15.5/20
Richard Hemming
“Restrained on the nose, and the palate. Not the best bottle of this I've had, there doesn't seem much to it, although the texture and balance is lovely, the flavours are a bit awol. ”
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Awards
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CSWWC Gold 2018
IWC Silver 2018
DWWA Silver 2018
IWC Silver 2017
IWC Silver 2016
CSWWC Silver 2015
News Articles
  1. Laurent-Perrier: Something New, Something New, Something... New

    Laurent-Perrier: Something New, Something New, Something... New

    October 3, 2019

    A year of change for Laurent-Perrier sees the house welcome a new champagne, Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV; a redefined prestige cuvée concept, Grand Siècle Iterations; and finally, a new chef de cave, Dominique Demarville. We caught up in June to find out more.
  2. Laurent-Perrier: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Laurent-Perrier: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 15, 2019

    "Everything is good, my work now is to find which ones are very good." Laurent-Perrier had a successful harvest in 2018, a year which Chef de Cave Michel Fauconnet believes will most certainly produce a stunning vintage champagne and hopefully a strong Alexandra Rosé as well.
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