Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut Champagne 2012
If this bottle wasn't beautiful enough already... It also lights up!!
Wine Enthusiast: "The iconic Belle Epoque bottle reveals a well-structured, taut wine. With Chardonnay very much in evidence in the mineral texture, the wine is almost as floral as the bottle. Drink from 2021.. Dec 2019
Wine Spectator: "Smoky notes of toasted brioche play off of minerally accents of oyster shell and wet chalk on the nose and palate of this rich rosé Champagne. Meshed with a spine of lively acidity and a juicy profile of nectarine, raspberry and Mandarin orange fruit flavors, this is long and creamy on the well-spiced finish. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Drink now through 2032." Nov 2021
James Suckling: "A very complex and toasty nose with nicely cut, autolytic, reductive kick that adds flinty notes to the lemons and pink grapefruit, as well as fresh, lightly spiced pastry. The palate has a super fluid and attractively fresh feel with a bold, sweetly fruited core that delivers a long, succulent and elegant finish. This is in form! Drink or hold." Sep 2019
Winery: "While preserving the House style, Hervé Deschamps blended out the freshness and elegance of the Chardonnays (50%) from the grand crus of Cramant and Avize. From the Montagne de Reims, the Pinot Noir (45%) display a generosity and delicate complexity that prolong the Chardonnays’ finesse. Finally, the rounded charm of the Pinot Meunier (5%) from Dizy provides the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced cuvée."
|Varietal||50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier|