Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Champagne Grande Cuvée Alexandra 2004

Vintage Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
EA 95-97
AG 96
F 96
RJ 96
TCG 95
JS 95
12.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 333921

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$259.95
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Dec 2022) 6 Available
 
95-97 points Essi Avellan, MW: "(80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay). Elegantly berried with Volney-like refined Pinot note. On the reductive side with stylish toasty-gunpowdery notes. Raspberry, toast and peach, bitter almonds, burned sugar and forest floor. Light-weight, vivacious, tense palate. Super sophisticated style of rosé, firm but seductively delicate and delicious. Youthful still and the evolution in the last seven years has been notably slow. The magnums should be left for later. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Tasted from magnum, the 2004 Grande Cuvée Rosé Alexandra, Laurent-Perrier’s flagship Rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir (on the skins) and 20% Chardonnay vinified together that has only been bottled seven times since 1982. From the very first taste, the 2004 is utterly spectacular. Rich, ample and vertical in feel, the 2004 is dazzling. Dried rose petal, star anise, tobacco, dried flowers, red berry fruit and earthy notes all grace this utterly exquisite Champagne. As good as the 2004 is today – and it is fabulous – it will be even better in another few years’ time. The 2004 has been nothing short of magnificent on both occasions I have tasted it so far. Drink: 2019-2039. (Jul 2019)"

96 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Medium salmon pink, copper reflections, fine, delicate pearly mousse. Subtle liquorice and cassis notes, traces of aniseed, iodine and candied grapefruit from long lees ageing, delicate toasty nuances in the background. Very complex with juicy red fruit, fine structure and amazing freshness, has great length with a salty echo. Has further maturation potential. (11/19/20)"

96 points Richard Juhlin: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay (Jan 2019).

95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(80% grand cru pinot noir from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay; 20% grand cru chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; macerated together; aged 10 years on lees; 7-8g/L dosage). Now in its fourth year in the market, this cuvée is in an enticing place in a fresh new disgorgement. From its disposition of calm maturity on release, I'm again surprised and impressed with how evenly it has evolved, upholding its medium-salmon hue and copper tints and its elegant and balanced complexity. Red cherry, raspberry and red liquorice fruits are evolving evenly as secondary, savoury complexity of anise and roast tomato rises, and enticing, smoky, tertiary complexity begins. A long finish is carried by a textural mouthfeel, mineral texture and soft tannin structure, with dry extract lending subtle firmness. This cuvée continues to blossom with time, and I have never seen it more complex, balanced and irresistible. (2018-2019)"

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of peaches and light cherries with rust and hints of grapefruit. Earth and spice undertone. Full-bodied, fruity and spicy. Hints of black pepper. Extremely bright and creamy texture. Delicious and delicate finish. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$350 list] First produced in the 1987 vintage to celebrate the marriage of owner Bernard de Nonancourt's eldest daughter, this bottling is now mature. Ripe, it still retains plenty of red fruits while also allowing the toasty character to show through. It's a rosé that calls for food, a rich and balanced wine that is just perfect to drink now. Alcohol 12%. (Dec 2014)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Based on synced-fermented 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from company-owned grand cru vineyards, the salmon-pink colored 2004 Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé displays a very subtle and fresh bouquet of great elegance and purity. Intense and complex on the palate, this is a very dry, fresh and tension-filled Rosé full of energy and delicacy. Very elegant and still a bit limey, but a great Champagne. Drink: 2016-2030. (Jun 2016)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "($350 list; 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay): Light, bright orange-pink. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and floral scents are underscored by an intense mineral nuance. Taut, linear and strikingly pure, offering deeply concentrated redcurrant and strawberry scents and hints of allspice, smoky lees and jasmine. Powerful yet lithe rose with superb finishing power, focus and mineral-driven persistence. (Dec 2013)"

94 points Yohan Castaing (Decanter): "Laurent-Perrier's flagship rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards, and has been bottled only seven times since 1982. Dried flowers, rose petal, strawberry and spices appear on the succulent and elegant bouquet. There’s an engaging counterpoint between vinosity and minerality on the palate, with plenty of freshness. (Nov 2019)"
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95-97 points Essi Avellan, MW: "(80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay). Elegantly berried with Volney-like refined Pinot note. On the reductive side with stylish toasty-gunpowdery notes. Raspberry, toast and peach, bitter almonds, burned sugar and forest floor. Light-weight, vivacious, tense palate. Super sophisticated style of rosé, firm but seductively delicate and delicious. Youthful still and the evolution in the last seven years has been notably slow. The magnums should be left for later. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Tasted from magnum, the 2004 Grande Cuvée Rosé Alexandra, Laurent-Perrier’s flagship Rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir (on the skins) and 20% Chardonnay vinified together that has only been bottled seven times since 1982. From the very first taste, the 2004 is utterly spectacular. Rich, ample and vertical in feel, the 2004 is dazzling. Dried rose petal, star anise, tobacco, dried flowers, red berry fruit and earthy notes all grace this utterly exquisite Champagne. As good as the 2004 is today – and it is fabulous – it will be even better in another few years’ time. The 2004 has been nothing short of magnificent on both occasions I have tasted it so far. Drink: 2019-2039. (Jul 2019)"

96 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Medium salmon pink, copper reflections, fine, delicate pearly mousse. Subtle liquorice and cassis notes, traces of aniseed, iodine and candied grapefruit from long lees ageing, delicate toasty nuances in the background. Very complex with juicy red fruit, fine structure and amazing freshness, has great length with a salty echo. Has further maturation potential. (11/19/20)"

96 points Richard Juhlin: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay (Jan 2019).

95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(80% grand cru pinot noir from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay; 20% grand cru chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; macerated together; aged 10 years on lees; 7-8g/L dosage). Now in its fourth year in the market, this cuvée is in an enticing place in a fresh new disgorgement. From its disposition of calm maturity on release, I'm again surprised and impressed with how evenly it has evolved, upholding its medium-salmon hue and copper tints and its elegant and balanced complexity. Red cherry, raspberry and red liquorice fruits are evolving evenly as secondary, savoury complexity of anise and roast tomato rises, and enticing, smoky, tertiary complexity begins. A long finish is carried by a textural mouthfeel, mineral texture and soft tannin structure, with dry extract lending subtle firmness. This cuvée continues to blossom with time, and I have never seen it more complex, balanced and irresistible. (2018-2019)"

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of peaches and light cherries with rust and hints of grapefruit. Earth and spice undertone. Full-bodied, fruity and spicy. Hints of black pepper. Extremely bright and creamy texture. Delicious and delicate finish. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$350 list] First produced in the 1987 vintage to celebrate the marriage of owner Bernard de Nonancourt's eldest daughter, this bottling is now mature. Ripe, it still retains plenty of red fruits while also allowing the toasty character to show through. It's a rosé that calls for food, a rich and balanced wine that is just perfect to drink now. Alcohol 12%. (Dec 2014)"

94 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Based on synced-fermented 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from company-owned grand cru vineyards, the salmon-pink colored 2004 Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé displays a very subtle and fresh bouquet of great elegance and purity. Intense and complex on the palate, this is a very dry, fresh and tension-filled Rosé full of energy and delicacy. Very elegant and still a bit limey, but a great Champagne. Drink: 2016-2030. (Jun 2016)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "($350 list; 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay): Light, bright orange-pink. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and floral scents are underscored by an intense mineral nuance. Taut, linear and strikingly pure, offering deeply concentrated redcurrant and strawberry scents and hints of allspice, smoky lees and jasmine. Powerful yet lithe rose with superb finishing power, focus and mineral-driven persistence. (Dec 2013)"

94 points Yohan Castaing (Decanter): "Laurent-Perrier's flagship rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards, and has been bottled only seven times since 1982. Dried flowers, rose petal, strawberry and spices appear on the succulent and elegant bouquet. There’s an engaging counterpoint between vinosity and minerality on the palate, with plenty of freshness. (Nov 2019)"
Product SKU 333921
Producer Laurent-Perrier
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage 2004
Size 750ml
Color Rose
Blend 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
ABV 12.0%
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