Premium Champagne is going to be tough to get this holiday season with shortages and supply chain problems! Plan ahead!
With Dom Perignon not available this holiday season, we were lucky enough to score some of the Tete de Cuvee from Perrier Jouet. Great Champagne and a fantastic package with 2 hand painted glasses
2013 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque with Flute Set...$169.99
There's a sense of equilibrium to this graceful Champagne, with a bright spine of acidity easily transitioning the focus to flavors of poached apricot, lemon curd, toasted brioche and ground ginger, then transitioning again on the finish where the finely creamy mousse and subtle hint of smoky mineral hold sway. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Drink now through 2031. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 6,500 cases imported.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
Perrier-Jouët's newly released 2013 Brut Belle Epoque is a giving, demonstrative wine that bursts from the glass with scents of mirabelle plum, confit citrus, buttery pastry and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, it's seamless and elegant, with a pinpoint mousse and a fleshy core of fruit that's amplified by enough dosage to be noticeable. A touch finer-boned than the similarly successful 2012, it constitutes another fine effort from this house.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate