Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 1998. Strawberry, candied cherry and citrus notes are allied to a vibrant structure in this rich rose, which is nicely balanced, with a lingering finish.
Perrier-Jouet is a large producer based in Epernay that is most famous for its striking flower bottle which remains one of Champagne’s most recognizable designs. The house favors a perceptibly sweet style, with dosage levels that are towards the high end of the range for the region. Few producers make it harder than Perrier-Jouet to discern a lot number. Readers will have to look in the punt of the bottles for the small, raised code which can then be traced back to a disgorgement date. Surely there must be a more consumer-friendly way to do things.