Champagne Friday 69.0 – 2013 Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque – Chamonix [FRA]

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Richard Juhlin

Every Friday The no1 Champagne expert in the world will taste new & old Champagne s to give You a tip or two for the weekend. This week Richard Juhlin went to Chamonix with a bottle of Belle Epoque. [read the full champagne story] 

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Tasting note – 2013 Perrier-Jouët ‘Belle Epoque’

Belle Epoque has become a great success everywhere, and the Americans and Japanese in particular have fallen for the flower-bedecked bottle. 

Richard JuhliN

‘Incredibly similar to how 2012 tasted exactly one year ago. Of course, I tasted them side by side when the new vintage was delivered by DHL to my home yesterday to be able to make the comparison.

A little more citrus, a little less vanilla essence, but actually extremely twin-like in its beautiful Hervé Deschamp construction. A superbly beautiful slightly shy subtle perfume, fluffy creamy Cramant with light citrus, white flowers, powder box and caressing softness with a shower of dried strawberries beaten to a powder in a Pacojet. As always, a wonderful champagne to realax with on the soft sofa with Duke Ellington in the background. Jazz in a bottle!’


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