2002 Perrier-Jouët "Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque" Brut Champagne

SKU #1054917 95 points Decanter

 Beautiful oily concentration, but also an elusive style that not everyone will like at the moment. Meaty tones mixed with petroleum, citrus and meringue. Leave for a few years and enjoy the upcoming harmony. I thought it was magical. (RJ)  (9/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator

 This elegant wine shows beautiful precision to the texture, with harmonious notes of lemon blossom, patisserie apple, vanilla-tinged brioche and savory mineral. Lovely for its subtlety and overall grace. Drink now through 2025. (AN)  (12/2011)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 An intense wine that reveals its floral and rich character slowly. It is showing only a slight sign of maturity, and more noticeable are its flavors of crisp apple and citrus, along with bright, tight acidity. (RV)  (12/2012)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale gold. Ripe citrus and orchard fruit aromas are lifted by chalky minerals and white flowers. On the palate, pliant orange and pear flavors are underscored by a gingery nuance and a hint of bitter lemon zest. Fleshes out on the sappy finish, which hangs on with strong smoky persistence. L2621329931 (JR)  (12/2014)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Belle Epoque is a striking Champagne endowed with considerable power and richness in its exuberant fruit. The wine blossoms on the plate with tons of richness and a broad, expansive voice to the fruit that is quite beautiful. A long, creamy finish layered with tropical fruit rounds things out nicely. This is easily one of the most memorable Champagnes I have tasted from Perrier-Jouet in some time. (AG)  (10/2011)

Jancis Robinson

 Disgorged 31 October 2012. RS 8 g/l. From Jouët's UK stock. Tasted blind. Pale straw. Very steady bead. Tight, dense, tight-knit almost chalky nose. And then a little bit of nuttiness. Perrier Jouët? 18/20 points.  (10/2016)

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