Laurent Perrier 2002 Vintage Champagne

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alc./vol: 12%

Proof: 24°

Vintage: 2002

Aged: 8 years

Product of: Product of France France

Released in January 2011, this 2002 vintage was made from a blend of 50% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 50%. The Pinot came from the Montagne de Reims: Verzy, Mailly, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Ay and Bouzy. The Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger and Chouilly.

During 2002 the weather was moderate with little rain and a mild winter with Spring frost effecting 38 villages. The flowering started June 14th-17th. Fortunately, sunny spells at the beginning of the harvest reduced the effect of heavy August rain resulting in a high quality harvest.

The Laurent-Perrier 2002 Vintage was bottle-aged in the cellars for almost eight years and disgorged prior to release.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 28/01/2011

Appearance:

Clear, light golden yellow with green highlights and a steady stream of fine, persistent bubbles.

Aroma:

Peach, green melon fruit and buttered biscuit with floral honeysuckle, apple blossom and acacia honey.

Taste:

Ripe green melon notes continue into the complex palate which also has buttery flavours.

Aftertaste:

The fruit notes turn more plumy in the long finish.

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Produced by: Champagne Laurent-Perrier
UK distribution by: Laurent-Perrier (UK) Ltd

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