Laurent-Perrier "Grand Siècle" Iteration #25 Brut Champagne

SKU #1596756 99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A prestige Champagne with great density and depth, yet it remains compact and structured, with a combination of fine phenolics, acidity and extract. Lots of flavors of lemon rind, salt, mineral and honeysuckle with an attractive fresh-herb undertone. Then it turns to candied lemons with some ginger. A triumph in complexity and power. A blend of 2008, 2007 and 2006. 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. 7g/L dosage. Inner quote mark (6/2022)

97 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A blend of the 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages, with fully 55% deriving from 2008, Laurent-Perrier's NV Brut Grand Siècle #25 is coming into its own today, bursting from the glass with scents of nectarine, pear, orange oil and confit citrus mingled with notions of buttery pastry, brioche, iodine, dried white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and incisive, with a fleshy core of fruit girdled by racy acids and animated by a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's seamless and harmonious, concluding with a long, penetrating finish. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2022)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The newest release of Grand Siècle is based upon the superb and structured 2008 vintage (65% of the blend), along with the vivacious 2007 vintage (25%), and the creamy, luxurious 2006 (10%). The final blend is 60% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. The result at this stage exhibits its Chardonnay character, with toasty notes of ripe pear and spice on the nose and a creamy, silky texture and an edge of citrus. Although elegant and refined at present, the underlying power will doubtless come to the fore with time. (CC) Inner quote mark (1/2022)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Reveals rich and concentrated flavors of pear tart and dried mango, roasted hazelnut and ground coffee, preserved lemon and candied ginger enlivened by a spine of racy acidity and an underlying streak of minerally smoke and brine. Offers a fine and creamy mousse, with pleasing viscosity to the overall impression. Long, spiced finish. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. (AN) Inner quote mark (9/2022)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The NV Brut Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 25 is bright and effusive right out of the gate, with plenty of floral and citrus notes that lend brightness. Hints of pastry, orchard fruit and spice open with a bit of time but overall the No 25 is a Champagne to admire for its overall energy. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2022)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Particularly intense now with hints of hazelnuts on the nose and masses of acidity still on the palate. Marked citrus notes and still a little chewy. Admirably persistent but still quite youthful. 18+/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (6/2022)

K&L Notes

This highly anticipated release is composed of 65% 2008, 25% 2007 and 10% of 2006, as usual for Grand Siècle, three vintage years blended to recreate the “perfect” vintage. The composition is 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards. The Chardonnay is from Avize, Cramant, Oger and Mesnil while the Pinot Noir is from Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, Tours-sur-Marne and Mailly. After 12 years of ageing on the lees, this wine is in perfect harmony at just 7 grams per liter of dosage. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/17/2022 | Send Email
This new release in the Grand Siecle series has a very clean nose of lemon zest, nectarine, freshly ground ginger and honey crisp. Very, very, pretty and refreshing. On the palate, more citrus, with key lime, poached pear, cream and minerals. The long finish is spicy and bright, with pastry dough flavors peeking through. This is absolutely delicious and I have the feeling that it will extremely well.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/16/2022 | Send Email
This iteration of Grand Siecle is 60% 20008 and has a pale white gold color and a wonderful bead of precise bubbles. The bouquet has high class brioche framed by hazelnut cream and subtle lime zest- what a perfume! In the mouth it reminded me very much of the few times I have tasted Coche-Dury Puligny Montrachet “Les Enseignieres” with a limey drive that shows so much concentration but also seems weightless. The finish went on and on- this is truly a wine of hidden power- the grace and balance hide the strength inside this great bottle
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By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2022 | Send Email
Laurent Perrier's Grand Siecle series continues to be one of the absolute pinnacles of the Champagne world. Using only Grand Cru fruit and marrying 60% Chardonnay with 40% Pinot Noir, the Iteration 25 blends reserve wines from the 2008, 2007, and 2006 vintages. As is always the case with Grand Siecle, I am amazed and impressed with how lively and fresh this wine shows given the older vintages being used. The nose rises high on fresh citrus and orchard fruits immediately. Then a light yet deep toastiness emerges along with fresh dough, light caramel, and a lot of floral character. The palate has bright lemon, fresh citrus zest, soft brioche, dark honey, and punchy Granny Smith apples. The bright fruit notes keep circling back around, never letting you forget that no matter how elegant this Champagne is that it's also incredibly exciting and fun.

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