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NV Laurent Perrier Brut 12%


Lovely nose shows excellent intensity to the aromas of yeast, toasted almond, dried flowers and heirloom apples. Nice balance in the mouth as well, with a seamless texture only interrupted by the slightly large bubbles. The fruit is brisk and bright, with mineral, nutty and floral elements accenting the bright orange pith-tinged apple fruit. This is elegant and refined, with a freshly clean and bright finish. 89pts


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  • Greg-
    For those of us who do not live in NYC, how about rating the Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Mumms Mouton Rouge and a few other personal favorites? In reading your column, I did not find some of my common choices even mentioned. I like to learn, but if you don't give me a solid reference frame, I am disappointed. I'm fine with your Bollinger, Taittinger, Laurent Perrier ratings. Perhaps, I expect too much and these are enough for a good comparison. Happy New Year.

    Dec 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

  • Dear friends & family,

    Another great article, on some outstanding price quality Champagnes, for your New Year celebration !


    Dec 28, 2011 at 7:33 AM

  • Snooth User: spicycurry
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    No grower Champagnes?

    Dec 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM

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