A lovely, silky wine with plenty of layers of ripe tannins and subtle fruit. Medium-bodied. Fresh finish. Complex nose of celery seed, cigar, red currant, leather, cedar, plowed land. Soft texture, iron, currant and cherry flavors, good balance.
91 points James Suckling
An updated and renovated NV offering from LP, this has bright white stone fruit aromas and flavors with a silky smooth palate and gently nutty build into the finish. Chardonnay leads the wine, while Pinot Noir and Meunier deliver structure and reserve wines add depth and interest. Drink now. (10/2017)
91 points Wine Spectator
A delicate Champagne, with a refined mousse and finely honed acidity, this offers a subtle range of black currant, lemon zest, toast and chalk flavors that linger on the lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2020. (AN) (11/2017)
La Cuvée is the new, shiny, rebranded Brut NV, only just launched. In 2004 Laurent-Perrier got access to quite a large bit of good Chardonnay vineyards, and this set in motion a 13-year plan to adapt and 'enhance' the LP Brut. 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier from 110 growers. Base vintage 2012 with 30% reserve wine. They've dropped the dosage from 12.5 g/l to 9 g/l, and the wine spends four years on the lees. Pale colour. Lemon shortbread nose, the tiniest hint of marzipan, verbena. Needle-fine mousse and intense, sharpened, lemon-sherbet acidity. Very pointed, with a bit of lemon-bon-bon sweetness on the finish. Razor-sharp finish. Elegant, angular, classic. (TC) (6/2017)
Expressive nose of orchard fruits, pear, fresh cut apple and grapefruit. The palate is pure and vibrant with ripe acidity and exuberant flavours of green apple, citrus oils, crushed stones and an inner core of soft caramel. Long salinity on the finish. Clean and pure with incredible energy. Excellent.