2000 Perrier Jouët "Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque" Brut Champagne

SKU #1054916

93 points Wine Spectator: "This is maturing, hitting toast, coffee, roasted hazelnut, saline and mineral flavors. Refined and beautifully integrated, featuring a silky texture and a vibrant structure, with a fine, truffle-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2025. 200 cases imported." (12/10) 91 points Robert Parker: "The 2000 Brut Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque is a powerful, tightly-wound wine that needs at least a few years in the cellar to come together. Smoke, minerals, earthiness, pears and apricots are just some of the nuances that emerge from this sinewy, structured Champagne. Though quite closed today, this shows quite a bit of promise for the future. Disgorged on February 26th, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020." (12/08)

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 By: Sonny G |  Review Date: 10/25/2010 
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Lovely pale gold color...the nose is extremely complex; honeysuckle, some melon, a bit of toast, and just a whisper of anise...

Big fruit flavors on the palate; melon, green apple, citrus...some honey...all held together by a very pleasant creamyness...bubbles are small, but not quite as "present" as I would expect from a tete de cuvee , it actually almost reminds me of a cremant...but still extremely pleasant due to a nearly perfect acidity...

The finish is long, and extremely pleasant...it's creamy with a definite green apple crispness, a certain floral quality, and a bit of peach...

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5