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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 2006
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 2006
(search item no. 127320)
collectible wine
older vintages
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful pale yellow, clear with hints of green and a lively mousse. Aromas of white fruits - lemon, white peach, pear and grapefruit - give way to hints of pineapple and fresh spring flowers. This is followed by richer aromas of nuts, marzipan and sweet spice. Delicate, yet generous. The attack is lively, with a marked minerality that feels both elegant yet rounded. Sensual and silky, harmonious and beautifully balanced, the flavors mingle to leave a long, fine finish.
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About Perrier-Jouët:

Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouët. One of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, the firm was shipping wine to Great Britain by 1813 and to the United States by 1837. Perrier-Jouët owns 266 acres of vineyards in Champagne, with an average rating of 95%, and is known worldwide for its consistency of style.

By the end of the 19th Century, its Brut cuvées earned the reputation of nobility and prestige that continues today. Perrier Jouët's glamorous "Cuvée Belle Epoque", known in the United States as Fleur de Champagne, was launched in 1969 and has become the most important cuvée de prestige to appear after World War II. The bottle is adorned with enamel-painted anenomes originally created by Emile Gallé in 1900, but the wine is as famous for its taste as it is for its beautiful packaging.