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Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne Brut Millésime

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Wine Description

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-Jouet was established in 1811 in the town of Epernay and soon became globally successful. In 1854 Perrier-Jouet became the first house to release a dry Champagne, at a time when the wines were prevailingly sweet, and by this action Charles Perrier was essentially the creator of the Brut designation that is the predominant style today. The 1998 Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque by Perrier-Jouet arrives in a beautiful bottle, and is made great by a high proportion of Cramant grand cru Chardonnay from the Cotes de Blancs. It is lively and fresh, with vanilla and honey aromas that change on the read more...palate to citrus with a hint of tropical fruit at the close. (hide)

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  • Wine Spectator
    (1979 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/01/86
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/04
  • Decanter
    (1996 Vintage) 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.