(From 2002 Vintage) This subtle wine is the fruit of an astonishing year marked by a very mild winter and an exceptional spring. Belle Epoque is a crystalline vintage whose subtlety and generosity highlight the precision of the Perrier-Jouët style. It is an epicurean wine.” A perfect balance between the crystalline characteristics of the vintage and the consistency of the Perrier-Jouët House style.
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.
"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)
DecanterRating: 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.