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 92 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.
(Nov 15 2015)
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.