Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle Les Réserves Iteration N°20 1.5L Magnum

Sparkling Wine | Champagne, France

Grand Siècle has always shown a great capacity to age without losing its energy and freshness, regardless of the time that has passed In order to observe the impact of prolonged lees ageing, Bernard de Nonancourt put aside some undisgorged magnums of each iteration in his personal reserve.  This legacy was discovered in 2012 by his daughters, Alexandra and Stéphanie and Michel Fauconnet (Cellar Master) and revealed for the first time during the Bicentenary celebration of the House.

Named Grand Siècle “Les Réserves this expression of Grand Siècle was released as iteration Nº 17 having spent 16 years on lees.  The result of this experiment is an extremely complex, aromatic wine where the three families of aroma (secondary and tertiary) are gathered simultaneously in perfect balance.  For the second time in the history of the House, Laurent Perrier are pleased to reveal a new Grand Siècle “Les Réserves in magnum format, through the iteration Nº 20 aged on lees for more than 20 years in their cellars.

Labelling has been done entirely by hand and was specially designed for “Les Réserves.  The cork closure, the cabochon (specially engraved with the number of the iteration), and the spliced cover made by a master upholsterer for the characteristic swan’s neck of the bottle, all testify to the painstaking craftmanship involved at every stage in the creation of Grand Siècle “Les Réserves.”

VINTAGES
1999 : 60%
1997: 20%
1996 : 20%

GRAPE VARIETIES
Chardonnay : 54%
Pinot Noir : 46%

GRANDS CRUS
An assemblage from a selection of 8 of the 17 Grands Crus.  Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant, Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger.  Pinot Noir from Ambonnay, Bouzy, Tours sur Marne and Mailly.

“This is a beautifully complex wine.  Energetic yet with a dense and oily palate.  Lots of power.  Sleek bubbles.  So many layers to ponder over, with a long, umami finish.  It’s Montrachet in nature and greatness.  Love the roundness to the texture.  Unique.” James Suckling 100/100

EYE

Intense and deeply coloured, dominated by gold and platinum shades.  Very delicate bubbles bring exceptional finesse and lightness.

NOSE

A complex nose bringing together the three families of aromas – primary, secondary and tertiary – with hints of candied lemon, toasted notes, a light scent of cappuccino and roasted coffee.  After a few minutes, spicy, pastry notes appear highlighting the aromatic richness.

PALATE

Very silky structure that is almost creamy.  The sense of freshness is maintained creating length and breadth weaving together the multi-layered flavours on the palate.

Limited quantities available, please contact us prior to ordering to confirm vintage availability.

$3,999.00

Brand NameLaurent Perrier
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
Product CategoryWine
VarietySparkling Wine
Pack QuantitySingle
Size1.5L

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