James Suckling sits down with Lucie Pereyre de Nonancourt and Edouard Cossy of the renowned French Champagne House Laurent-Perrier to taste the Grand Siècle No. 25, which consists of the 2008 (65 percent), 2007 (25 percent) and 2006 (10 percent) vintages.
"I think it's interesting because right away when you smell it, you can get the sense of 2008 in it – that real intense aroma," James says. "In the nose you can even smell the skins of the grapes still. Amazing."
Compared with the No. 24, the No. 25 "has a lot of freshness and a lot of acidity with still young aromas," Lucie says. James agrees, saying "It just smells so youthful," adding that "it has a lot of structure but it's also elegant at the same time."