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While still young this Champagne has all the makings of greatness. Produced from grand cru vineyards it already balances ripe white fruits with a firm structure that will age well. Its relatively dry and has plenty of acidity which will also aid in the longevity. Drink from 2022.
The 2008 Brut Millsim is a gorgeous wine that expresses all of the pedigree of the vintage beautifully. Complex and nuanced with tons of class the 2008 has so much to offer. Dried pear mint chamomile crushed rock dried flowers and pastry overtones are all laced together in this finely-knit resonant Champagne. The Laurent-Perriers Brut Millsim is one the best widely available vintage Champagne readers find from this historic harvest.
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The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugène Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business.
Eugénie Hortense Laurent, her daughter, inherited the House in 1925 and sold it to Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939.
During WWII, Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt ran the business while two of her sons, Maurice and Bernard, joined the French Resistance.
In 1945, Bernard de Nonancourt began an exacting apprenticeship, learning every aspect of winemaking from vine to cellar, before his appointment in October 1948 as Chairman and Chief Executive. At that point, the House was employing around 20 people and shipping 80,000 bottles a year.
Fired by a passion for champagne, a respect for traditional values and, most importantly, for people, Bernard de Nonancourt inspired Laurent-Perrier with his independent spirit and creative audacity.
He established privileged working relationships with the grape growers and cleverly combined innovation and tradition. He created the signature Laurent-Perrier style of freshness, lightness and elegance and developed a unique range of champagnes which are today exported to more than 160 countries worldwide.