Vinous 93 points - (roughly 55% chardonnay and 45% pinot noir, from three different vintages that the producer won’t disclose; L13PZ109360): Bright yellow-gold. A heady, mineral-tinged bouquet evokes dried pear, buttery brioche, lemon curd and anise, plus a smoky topnote. Chewy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which shows impressive clarity and mineral-driven persistence.
Wine Spectator 93 points - An elegant Champagne, finely knit and creamy in texture, with vibrant acidity and a smoky underpinning to the flavors of candied kumquat, lemon curd, toasted almond, fleur de sel and crystallized honey. Drink now through 2022. 611 cases imported.
(Sep 7 2016)
Wine Enthusiast 97 points - Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvee has always been nonvintage, a blending of top wines from top years. It remains an exceptional wine, not quite dry and with a tinge of softness, but so elegant and balanced. This bottling has just the right amount of maturity, hinting at toast while guarding every iota of fruitiness.