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Monday, January 01, 2007

N/V Laurent-Perrier Champagne Brut L.P.

I picked up a half bottle of this for New Year’s Eve at midnight as we decided on big plans of staying in. The half bottle was $16 and a full bottle is $33....I tend to assume that a half bottle will cost more than half the price of a full bottle but not here. This would be a great way to a French Champagne without spending all that much money.

I get nothing on the nose.

This one is tart and acidic: white grapefruit, orange zest, a touch of Granny Smith apples in the background all with a bit of toast.

More orange zest on the finish and a mild toasty finish.

Enjoyable and recommended, though it doesn’t approach the wonder of our previous Champagne review, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

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