Laurent-Perrier launches limited release prestige cuvée in London


Laurent-Perrier launched a limited release prestige cuvée in London last night to celebrate their bicentenary.

A magnum of Grand Siècle Reserve was poured at Claridge’s during the Champagne launch.

The Grand Siècle Les Reserves, multi-vintage blend has been bottled in only magnums and jeroboams and incorporates wines from the 1990, 1993 and 1995 harvests.

Poured for the first time at the Claridge’s Hotel at an intimate event comprising of longstanding customers and “friends” of Laurent-Perrier, including celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh.  The new prestige cuvée is on allocation, although production figures aren’t being disclosed.

“Despite the ripe nature of the 1990 vintage and the age of the base wines, the Champagne has a surprisingly youthful and fresh character which can be partly ascribed to the fact the blend was disgorged just three months ago”, according to David Hesketh MW, managing director of Laurent-Perrier UK.

“We wanted to demonstrate the lightness and freshness of Laurent-Perrier, even with our older Champagnes,” he explained.

Jeroboams will be sold exclusively in Selfridges UK, and will, in a first for the Champagne house, be disgorged to order.


Source:  Drinks Business