In the pursuit of 14,000 Champagnes Richard Juhlin unboxed this old time favorite – Joseph Perrier.
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mv Joseph Perrier ‘Cuvée Josephine’ [limited edition Jordane Saget]
40 pn 60 ch
TASTING NOTE ‘Senaste årgången av Joseph Perriers legendariska prestigechampagne. Benjamin Fourmon arbetar här ihop med den berömda konstnären Jordane Saget till husets 175-årsjubileet med denna cuvée. 5 gram dosage och upptag från Ambonnay, Cumières, Bergéres, Sacy och Le Mesnil. Givetvis lite kort och lätt i nuläget, men ultrasofistikerat elegant och sublim. Limezest, gula rosor, apelsinblom och saltstänkt strandvegetation dikterar vinets doftsymfoni. Även smaken andas hav och citrus. Drick efter 2030.’
Joseph Perrier according to Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin
‘The only Champagne domain of any importance in Châlons-en-Champagne today. And it is perhaps on account of its geographical location that Joseph Perrier is often forgotten when the finest champagnes are discussed. Ever since the firm was started in 1825 it has maintained a low profile but is well-known among wine experts. At present this domain is owned by Laurent-Perrier. The methods of vinification are modern, apart from the use of 600-litre oak barrels for the reserve wines. Monsieur Fourmon and the winemaker Claude Dervin deny they ever used of cognac in the dosage, which is an allegation put forward in some wine books.
The company’s style is based on the excellent Pinot locations they have on their twenty hectares at Cumières, Damery and Hautvillers. The wines are always fruity and soft, with a great deal of elegance. The ’79 is one of my favorites and the ’53 is magical! The 2008 Josephine has tones reminiscent of the 82 that once seduced me in a hotel room in Reims. Or put more correctly, overtones. These are mint toffee, bergamot, strawberry caramel and honey. More dominant is a rather more classical fruity spectrum of fine grapes and floweriness. Young, potent structure with nice, keen, crispy acidity. Newcomers of the brand is a vintaged rosé and a Blanc de Blancs and a lieu-dit Pinot Noir from Cumières.’