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Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut LP

Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut LP NV

Champagne, FranceLa Cuvée is a shiny and new revamped version of Brut NV, updated thanks to the house's acquisition of very good chardonnay vineyards back in 2004. Now that those wines have woven into the system, LP have revised their flagship to be chardonnay dominant. The LP La Cuvée is 55 percent chardonnay, 35 pinot noir, and 10 pinot meunier, from 110 growers. This is based on the 2012 vintage, with 30 percent reserve, and with four years on the lees. They've also lowered the dosage from 12.5 to 9 g/l, a hefty and welcome plummet. White florals, lemon biscuit, vanilla wafer and lightly toasted almond / hazelnut on a medium-bodied, finessed palate. There's a tight line of potent lemon peel that lingers on the finish. Acidity is lifted and the palate is bright, much more effortless and finessed than the NV of past. A lovely change, and reflection of the house.Tasted: 02 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 60.99 BCLS QC 58.00 SAQ Producer: Champagne Laurent-PerrierDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 1834