Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle 1990

August 8, 2011
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

Sublime.

Mèthode Cap Classique can’t be compared to Champagne – the climatic conditions which apply in the areas where the respective sparkling wines originate are just too different. Up to a point, I buy this argument but a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle 1990 on Saturday night proved a useful exercise in calibration before reviewing a number of different examples of Cap Classique for Platter’s 2012 the next day. The Grand Siècle showed some appealing but hard to describe developed character on the nose but what really impressed was the integrity of the citrus fruit on the palate. Pure and perfectly delineated and wonderfully intact despite the wine being 21 years old. When it comes to ratings, 5 Stars can only equate to “world class” and shouldn’t be given easily.

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  1. DerekAugust 8, 2011 at 9:15 amReply

    Christian, we drank a bottle of that last year….seriously great champagne.
    Let me know if you opening another bottle!
    Cheers, Derek

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