Perrier Jouët "Grand Brut" Champagne
A crowd-pleaser, open-knit and lightly juicy, with a lively, frothy bead. Mixes white cherry, ripe apricot, pickled ginger and mineral notes, with a fresh, spiced finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow. Spice-accented pear and honey aromas and flavors, with a hint of orange pith coming up with air. A dry, taut midweight that finishes with very good length and refreshing bitterness. This was a solid showing for this bottling this year.
In the elegant style of Perrier-Jouët, this is rich and stylish, showing attractive toast, with a touch of sweet apple. This standard nonvintage has some richness, while maintaining its strong, fresh quality.