Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

 

2008 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

94 Points Wine Spectator

This finely knit and lithe Champagne is smoky up front, opening into a lovely range of pastry, glazed apricot, lemon curd and candied ginger notes in the glass. Vibrant acidity drives the satinlike finish. Drink now through 2030.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

The latest release in this series of wines with its Belle Epoque bottle is, as always, a blend dominated by Chardonnay. So although the dosage is relatively high, that is balanced by fine acidity and minerality. It is a stylish wine, ripe and with the maturity to drink now.

93 Points James Suckling

A strong Belle Epoque from 2008, this has an almost sultry air about it with deeply spicy glacé stone fruits and fresh bready notes. The palate has sleek, composed and well-weighted fruit and acid balance. Stone fruit pastry flavors run even and hold well into the finish.

2007 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

For Perrier-Jouët the symbols of the Belle Epoque are the house calling card. This prestige cuvée, in its stylish flowered bottle, has been released with good maturity, offering toast as well as fruit and a crisp, tight and mineral backdrop. There is an elegant style to the wine, fresh and with poise. Drink now.

93 Points Wine Spectator

The smoky overtone of this elegant Champagne is richly aromatic, wafting through flavors of toasted brioche, glazed apricot and lemon meringue pie. Fine and creamy, with a well-knit, lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2026.

93 Points James Suckling

A rich and powerful nose with red fruits, biscuity, savory complexity and a spicy, deep and commanding impression. The palate’s rich, toasty and boldly fruited, sweetening up at the finish. A bolder, bigger style here, really full of flavor.

2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a full-bodied and ripe wine, showing some toastiness as well as the delicious, concentrated apple and peach flavors. There is a crisp edge to this opulent and rich wine. It has a great future: it is drinkable now but will continue well into the 2020’s.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Tightly knit flavors of poached apple and apricot, lemon parfait, spun honey and ground anise are wrapped around a core of minerality in this harmonious Champagne. The refined, raw silk—like texture carries the smoke and chalk accents on the long finish. Drink now through 2027.

92 Points Wine & Spirits

A soft and approachable 2006, this wine has casual elegance, integrated sweet scents of cinnamon toast, touches of pale red fruit and tighter seashell minerality. Well made and firm, this is a festive wine for Dungeness crab.

91 Points Connoisseurs’ Guide

Rich and yet not at all lavish and, in fact, a touch tighter in its basic construction, this slow-to-show effort gradually reveals a keen bit of autolysis neatly matched to its vital, if comparatively subdued fruit. Its tiny bubbles are many and wonderfully well- sustained, and it ends with a terrifically long finish, and, every step of its way, it suggests a little more depth than most and has the potential to gain in both richness and range for a good many more years.

2004 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This shimmers with its flavors of apple and lime, its hint of toast and its soft finish. It’s finely balanced, a great selection that is ready to drink now.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Elegant, with lovely texture and focused, lively acidity. Flavors of currant, candied lemon zest, honey and white peach lead to the creamy, biscuit-tinged finish. Drink now through 2019.

91 Points Wine & Spirits

A pale Champagne with bright scents of citrus balancing almond skin flavors, this is tightly focused by acidity with glints of limestone. The wine’s complex fruit esters finish with a sense of clarity. This will build on its richness with cellar time.

2002 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

With it’s distinctive flower bottle, this is an immediately recognizable Champagne, both in its looks and its distinctive Perrier-Jouët elegance. Lively while fruits play with acidity and a tangy back-bone of apple skins.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Loads of gingerbread, honey and grapefruit flavors course through this vibrant Champagne, which is medium-bodied and balanced, lingering nicely on the nutty finish. Should develop quickly. Drink now through 2024.

90 Points Wine & Spirits

A relatively gentle 2002, this begins in a tight place, yielding little more than ginger scents. With air, fresh nut flavors emerge, hinting at Marcona almonds, macadamia and something sweeter, like marzipan. Probably at its best in a year or two, to serve with a whole roasted fish.

2000 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Reviews

92 Points Connoisseurs’ Guide

The invitingly refined, slightly rounded, elusively ethereal house style comes roaring through in this wine’s dried rose, vanilla bean, yeasty aromas and in its refined, balanced, crisp and incredibly easy to like flavors. It comes with complex nuances that lift it into the highly rated ranks, and, in every way, from its handsome bottle to its lasting, pleasing aftertaste, this wine speaks of celebration.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Subtle and creamy, with peach and apple flavors shaded by grapefruit and yeast accents. This is compact, despite being ripe, and finishes firm and crisp. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2000 Brut Fleur de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is a mid-weight offering redolent of flowers, jasmine, honey and apricots. The wine shows pretty inner perfume in an accessible, easygoing style. The Blanc de Blancs is made from two parcels in Cramant, and was disgorged on October 16th, 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.

2006 Perrier-Jouet Rose Belle Epoque Reviews

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose

95 Points Tasting Panel

Pale salmon color; lush, deep and elegant with juicy raspberry and luscious fruit; long, classic and complex.

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a complex, pale salmon-pink wine, delicious and worth aging. It has the hallmark light touch of Belle Epoque, all fresh and light as well as fruity. A more serious texture brings out tight minerality, some toastiness and delicate acidity.

93 Points James Suckling

A bold and typically forthright style that is one of the signatures of the house. The big red fruits and deep, bready and nutty autolysis aromas are impressive here. The palate has a smooth entry, fine and chalky. The red fruits are crisp, even and fresh, delivering an intense, long and bold impression. Drink now or up to five years.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Rich and smoky on the aromatic nose, with a more subtle presentation of toasted brioche, crushed white cherry, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey notes on the palate’s lightly chalky mousse. Well-knit and fresh. Drink now through 2026.

2005 Perrier-Jouet Rose Belle Epoque Reviews

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

The palest of rosés, this crisp, bright and fruity wine is full of tight acidity, freshly picked raspberries and steely acidity. It could age a few more years to bring out a toastier character. The specially designed bottle has a hummingbird etched on the inside and gold on the outside.

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