The Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is delicate, elegant, and balanced. The striking freshness and vivacity of the floral and fruity fragrances (yellow fruits and fresh fruits) take root, before giving way to subtle notes of vanilla and butter, lending the wine a fruity and consistent character. The notes of cherry plum, lemon, and bergamot orange emerge first, then make way for the flowers of fruit trees, such as lime and honeysuckle. These are followed by notes of butter, madeleine cakes, and vanilla sugar. Lingering notes of grapefruit, white peaches, green pears, apple trees, and green hazelnuts round off the taste. Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut can be matched with dishes such as carpaccio of fish or white meats. Its lively vivacity works well with crisp vegetables and tofu.
A silky Champagne with aromas of apricot pie, shortcrust, croissants, lemon curd and seashells. Very fine, soft bubbles. Gentle salinity underneath the pastry notes, with a soft finish. Drink now.
- James Suckling, 91 pts.
Lemon oil, smoke and thyme aromatics lace the poached pear, toasted brioche and dried apricot flavors in this balanced Champagne, with crunchy mousse and a creamy finish. Drink now.
- Wine Spectator, 90 pts.
With a high proportion of the two Pinots in the blend, this cuvée is a ripe and floral Champagne. This bottling has some age which has produced a touch of toast to add to the crisp, dry texture. It's an attractive, fruity and mature Champagne, ready to drink now.
- Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts.