Region: Champagne, France
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
First Glance: Dry, elegant NV champagne
Acclaim: 93 Points
The "La Cuvee" is Laurent Perrier's non-vintage cuvee, which since 2017 has replaced their old NV wine. The La Cuvee is a clear step up in quality, with one of the main focus points being a full extra year on lees than it's predecessor, bringing it up to a total of 4 years before release - no mean feat for a NV cuvee from a major house!
Always Chardonnay dominant, the balance is mainly Pinot Noir, with some Meunier making it into the blend in certain years, with 30% reserve wine blended with the crops of the current base vintage.
93 Points, Jamessuckling.com
The brioche and cooked-apple and cream character really comes through here. Full-bodied and round with fine bubbles. Flavorful and intense. Vivid, bread-dough finish. This is four years on lees. 55% chardonnay and the rest pinot.