(1996 Vintage) In the 17th Century, during the reign of Louis XIV, France enjoyed its most illustrious era. Louis XIV became known as the "Sun King" for his benevolence and his patronage of the Arts, which became the foundation of France's rich artistic heritage. At the Palace of Versailles Louis XIV was the first French King to drink Champagne.Louis XIV's era became known as the Grand Siècle - the "Great Century". Bottled in a replica of a 17th Century bottle evoking the radiance of that period, Laurent-Perr...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(NV Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
Wine & Spirits(NV Vintage) Rating: 78.2/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1996 Vintage) Its attractive nose of toast and green apples is augmented by hints of minerals, soy and creamy yeasts, and its explosive bubbles propel those outgoing elements in the wine's unmistakably classy, perfectly integrated flavors. The wine is appropriately long and slightly lemony at the finish and calls for service with tangy finger foods. No other prestige-label Champagne comes close in value.