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64 Ratings
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne Brut Millésime

Wine Details

Region

ChampagneFrance

Wine Description

"A stunning Belle Epoque from the legendary 1996 vintage; a blend of 50%Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier, aged for five years. Theelegance of the famous bottle is captured in the wine, the famously floral andethereal style evidenced from the delicate mousse all the way to thebeautifully rounded finish. Even better en magnum." (Simon Field MW, BBRBuyer)

Perrier Jouët launched its famous "flower bottle" in 1969, with an arabesque design of anemones. Since then, it has been one of the world's most celebrated Champagnes - light bodied and distinctive. Aromas of fresh pineapple and white florals warm into complex scents of pear. The bead is intense and effervescent. The experience, unsurpassed, tastefully arrives with two celebratory anemone glass flutes.

Perrier Jout launched its famous "flower bottle" in 1969, with an arabesque design of anemones. Since then, it has been one of the world's most celebrated Champagnes. "The harvest is sometimes so outstanding that Perrier-Jout decides to make a vintage Cuve Fleur de Champagne. 1996 was one such year, when the quality of the grapes signalled a remarkable harvest from the outset. All the art of champagne making went into keeping the house style while bringing out the exceptional character of the year." - Perrier Jouet. The wine presents an intense, strong effervescence, read more...with fine and regular bubbles, with soft notes of white flowers, honey and lemon married with the aromas of fresh fruits of plums and pineapple. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Yellow gold. High-toned Chardonnay nose. Quite bright. Good palate weight, impressive freshness, good backbone of acidity. Long, classy. Drink 2007-10.