2004 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs Brut : Personality & Depth !
Score : 93+/100
This Blanc de Blancs Champagne received the SILVER Award at Social Vignerons AWARDS.
This 2004 vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne sparkling wine comes in a bright yellow color with very slight amber hues, betraying only very subtly the wine’s already 12 years of age.
At the very first smell, the wine strikes by its unique character for a Blanc de Blancs. Two notes pleasantly surprise. First, they are exuberant tropical fruit aromas. Passion fruit, pineapple, sweet and luscious exuberance so unique to this wine, so uncommon at this level of concentration in Chardonnays from Champagne. The second dominant note to the nose is a certain earthiness, like a forest floor character that recalls more of a Pinot Noir wine than a Chardonnay. This earthy character is so much rounded within tropical fruit notes, that they simply give depth and an intriguing personality to the whole.
The palate is extremely smooth, with round body and creamy bubbles. Solid acidity is perfectly matched and balanced but discrete sugars underlining the fruitiness of the tropical fruit. Very long and layered finish accentuating the oaky and spicy touches in the wine.
A Blanc de Blancs with a stunningly unique personality, complexity, depth and smooth balance. Delightful!
Retails around $350 or 300€. Find this wine to buy on Wine-Searcher