Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne

SKU #1006280 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Ultra Brut, the original no-dosage Champagne, is the name and that’s just how this bone-dry wine tastes. It’s totally crisp, fruity, structured and fresh. Acidity from tight citrus combines with apples and pears to produce a wine that offers both fruitiness and dryness. Like many super-dry Champagnes, it will benefit from some bottle aging, so drink at least six months after purchase. (RV)  (12/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The current NV Ultra Brut is a 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir blend that is based on the 2007 vintage; it includes – as always – a reserve of the former Ultra Brut vintage, in this case 2004. In fact, the Ultra Brut is produced only every three years on average and the 2007 base is only the twelfth cuvée since the (1976), which was released in 1989. It is citrus-colored and has some very nice white-golden reflections. Bright and fresh on the intensely-flavored brioche nose, this vibrant, round and mouth-filling Champagne reveals a persistent mineral complexity and structure, along with very elegant and refreshing citrus fruit. (SR)  (3/2016)

91 points Vinous

 Pale yellow. Racy mineral- and ginger-inflected citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with a subtle floral nuance adding complexity. On the palate, dry, incisive lime and green apple flavors show an intense, stony character and a touch of smokiness. Becomes fleshier with air and finishes spicy and long, with building citrus fruit character and very good focus. (JR)  (1/2015)

Wine Spectator

 A lip-smacking version, with just enough flesh to balance the searing acidity, this features a lacy bead carrying flavors of crunchy green pear, fresh ginger, chalk and lemon zest. Drink now. (AN)  (10/2016)

K&L Notes

The Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut is one of the very few Champagnes shipped naked, with no dosage (finishing sugar) at all. It is a very special blend, made only from exceptionally ripe harvests. This cuvee is based on the 1999 vintage, although not labeled as a vintage, and is composed of half Chardonnay and half Pinot Noir from exclusively grand cru vineyards. This Champagne is dry and precise without being strident or harsh. It has great chalky grip, a rich underlying yeast quality and finish that goes on forever. It is especially fantastic with sushi! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/16/2016 | Send Email
This bone dry offering from the prestigious Laurent Perrier house is elegant, fresh and satisfying. This no-dosage cuvée consists of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from high quality vineyards that display a subtle toasty quality over clean green apple and fresh citrus flavors. Wonderful expression of the Champagne terroir and one of my favorite takes on the style.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2013 | Send Email
The ultimate sushi Champagne! The Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut is quite austere Champagne, even though it was aged for over 10 years on the lees, but it comes alive when paired with raw fish. The precision of this wine will thrill you with everything from toro to unagi. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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