"De Nonancourt’s vision was to produce a multi-vintage prestige cuvée able to maintain consistent quality. This is achieved by blending only grand cru fruit from the best crus in the finest years declared by Laurent-Perrier. The blend places it among the oldest champagnes on the shelves. Sadly, the consumer is oblivious to all this, as the bottle gives no clue to either its disgorgement date or its splendid maturity. Despite a huge internal debate, the house refuses to budge on this, and declines to disclose base vintages even on my request. This makes managing collections a challenge, which is a shame, as Grand Siècle ages magnificently, long beyond its release.
Even in its grand maturity, this wine displays great poise and definition. Crunchy grapefruit and nashi pear are accented with an enticing reductive note of gun int. It simultaneously celebrates long lees age in layers of buttered toast, vanilla nougat and a creamy, silky texture amidst mineral-driven structure. It closes with excellent persistence, marked by subtle phenolic bitterness."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019