Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1997

Vintage from Champagne, France

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Winemaker's Notes

The Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvée is a work of love for Feuillatte winemakers, as they have selected the best from the vintage. Only truly exceptional years qualify to produce it. A blend of 50% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse and 50% Pinot Noir for body and power. A pale yellow hue with fine delicate bubbles, its complex aromas are dominated by notes of pastry and caramel lifted by subtle touches of fennel, star anise and lemon peel. This smooth and balanced Champagne is beautifully packaged in a matte gold container and black velvet wrap.

"Mixed aromas of toasted grains, caramel and beer. Sweet and doughy with vanilla, malt and tart citrus. Lengthy finish with a mix of brioche, citrus and baked apple."
-Wine News

Critical Acclaim

"A blast of fresh cherry and violet aromas, this is like a Pinot Noir with bubbles. Clove and cinnamon are added to the mix, all presented in a full-bodied, open-textured manner. Fun to drink. Drink now through 2008. 450 cases imported."
91 Points

"The prestige cuvee from Nicolas Feuillatte is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, reveling in its richness, and toast character, ripe flavors with almonds and pears together with soft acidity. This is generous, soft and ready to drink. "
91 Points

"Reaching its best at this point, the Palmes D'Or Brut has acquired an aged patina of baked cookies and toasted brioche which give it great richness but also underscore the slight narrowness of its vestigial fruit. Its bubbles are pinpointy small and have the volume of a younger wine, but the wine's flavor profile reflects the developing maturity of the nose. Yeasty complexities further enhance the wine, and it should hold well for several years yet."
91 Points

"Pale yellow. Exotic and suave, with tangerine and pear aromas strongly accented by notes of potpourri and sandalwood. Broad and deep, with pear and orange flavors complicated by mineral and floral honey nuances. Finishes on an earthy white truffle note, with impressive depth and length."
90 Points

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This is a fruit flavored wine that is delicious with tart fruit, but not sweet fruit. Very good.
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paul schulz - San Angelo, TX (read all my reviews)

warm fruit overtones. light yet complex. a good bottle for the money. i enjoyed it "stand alone" chilled.
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Learn About Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Feuillatte created Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in 1976 as an exclusive Reserve Champagne that today remains the guardian of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte's quality and style. In 1986, Nicolas Feuillatte created a partnership with the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne, the largest association of growers in Champagne, situated in the heart of the vineyards, near the small...

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Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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