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    Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1999
    Vintage Sparkling Wine - Champagne, France

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    • WS92
    • ST90
    Price: $145.00
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Champagne, France

    Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 91101

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1999 Fleur de Champagne is a Brut wine, composed of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier grapes. The blend contains a high proportion of Chardonnay that comes from the grand crus of the Côte des Blancs. Pinot Noir originating from the 100-percent-rated villages of Mailly, Verzenay and Verzy in the Montagne de Reims combine with the Chardonnay to create a delicate cuvée. The cold, frostless winter of 1999, coupled with a moderate spring and cool August, were perfect weather conditions, resulting in an excellent harvest.

    Color: Pale gold

    Bouquet: The wine shows hints of floral and fruit aromas, opening with white flowers and a touch of honey, ending with a hint of brioche.

    Palate: The palate is crisp and clean, with hints of almond and nougat. While the cuvée is light and elegant, it has a surprisingly long finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Round and expressive, offering caramel, apricot and vanilla pastry aromas and flavors on an elegant frame. On the soft side, this is a voluptuous, inviting Champagne that's easy to sink into, with a long, nutty finish. Drink now through 2018.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Pale straw with a lively bead. Musky yellow plum and cling peach aromas are complicated by nutmeg and dried flowers. Broad and fleshy, with powerful pit fruit and cherry pit flavors and a slightly bitter citrus pith grip. An earthy, weighty, serious style of Champagne, in need of rich food.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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