Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne 1998

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $129.00
Item No. 89456
  • WN94
  • WE93
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Perrier-Jouet's most famous champagne is its Prestige Cuvee, Fleur de Champagne, ensconced in the Emile Galle designed "flower" bottle that pays tribute to the Belle Époque era.

Perrier-Jouet launched its famous "flower bottle" in 1969, with an arabesque design of anemones. Since then, it has been one of the world's most celebrated Champagnes - light bodied and distinctive. Aromas of fresh pineapple and white florals warm into complex scents of pear. The bead is intense and effervescent.

Critical Acclaim

"Lightly floral aromas of green apple, ginger, white bread and honey. Creamy flavors of baked apple, butter and pilsner beer show a nicely maturing disposition. Frothy, yeasty close."
94 Points

"Ripe, full, and just hinting at maturity, this remains P-J's flagship Champagne. It's poised, elegant and fresh, with signs of nuttiness. A vibrant, joyful wine, it continues to live up to its exuberant bottle."
93 Points

"A youthful 1998, this has dusty scents of limestone along with firm golden apple and white peach flavors. Prominent acidity keeps it compact and racy, a mouthwatering wine for Nantucket Bay scallops."
90 Points

Learn About Perrier-Jouet Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Champagne

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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Learn About Vintage

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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