N.V. Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 87
James Suckling: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$39.95

"Spring blossom and smoke notes mix in this lively Champagne, with a creamy bead carrying hints of lemon shortbread, peach and ground ginger. Drink now through 2017. 40,000 cases imported.–AN " (WS)

"Bright gold. Earthy, smoky aromas of apple, pear and sweet butter. A rich, powerful style, with deep orchard fruit flavors and complicating mushroom and toffee notes. Serve this with food." (VM)

"Attractive flinty grapefruit and lemon citrus notes on the nose as well as some caramelized biscuity aromas, strawberries, wild flowers and fresh-baked bread. The palate's full and bold with dosage driving it along. Ripe red apple and stone fruit flavors; creamy, rich and simple finish. Drink now." (JS)

"This is what you expect a prestige Champagne to look, smell and taste like. Poised and stylish, it layers sharp citrus fruit with spicy wood and light toast. Layers of citrus, tangerine and flower blossoms unfold elegantly; lime and grapefruit accents add interest, and above all it comports itself with impeccable balance, precision and grace." (WE)