Perrier-Jouet champagne, 1999
Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque in presentation box
Bottle size: 75cl
Out of stock
In the glass the wine displays a really quite pale straw-gold hue, with a stream of tiny bubbles, at times almost imperceptibly fine. The nose starts off very fine, initially pure with gently golden, crystalline fruits, lightly marked with minerals. It is precise and delightfully defined, but then it relaxes, opening out into notes of maturity, nuances of Brazil nuts, lightly roasted coffee grounds and softly polished oak.
Pure, full but finely composed on the palate, with a beautifully crisp and gentle mousse which, along with the acidity, gives a crisp and incisive definition. Structured, quite substantial on the finish, with a marked grip on the finish which suggests that this wine still has some considerable time to go before it really hits its stride