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Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne Brut Rose 2004 France  Champagne Sparkling  Champagne Rose  Champagne Brut  Champagne 17335 5569 750ml
Product ID: 17335
Region: France, Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling, Champagne Rose, Champagne Brut, Champagne
Vintage: 2004
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 12.5
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"A smooth and finely chiselled, subtle and rich wine, with myriad floral notes and a long finish. The Cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé 2004 represents a blend dominated by the Chardonnays of the Cramant and Avize Grand Crus. The Pinot Noir Grand Crus are from Mailly and Verzy, and are rich and powerful with red-fruit notes. A wine that has been carefully crafted, Belle Epoque Rosé owes its subtle style to the carefully selected still red wines (just 9% of the blend) that give a rosé shade without dominating the palate. Great care and expertise have been used to preserve Perrier-Jouët's elegant style despite the power of the red wines." —winemaker
"This beautifully made Rosé walks a tight line between being a little austere and slightly fruity, but it does so with remarkable grace and shows such depth and complexity as to rank with the very finest rosé Champagnes to be had. It hints at cherries but is far more than fruity and is infused with tantalizing elements of pot de crème and fresh-baked brioche. It is wonderfully creamy in feel with a never-ending stream of the tiniest bubbles and is so beautifully balanced that it we could sip it quite comfortably all evening long. It is serious stuff to be sure, but it is always so very inviting, and special occasions will be made more special yet with a glass in hand." —Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

"With just the right amount of toasty age, this is gorgeous. Its strawberry note is woven into its rich texture, with a flavor of fresh croissant and a final burst of acidity. It could age, but why wait?" —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Delicate acidity and subtle flavors of black cherry, plum, black licorice and spice are well-meshed with the fine texture and creamy minerality of this elegant rosé, which has a smoky finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases imported." —Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator

"Vivid orange-pink. Spice-accented blood orange and red berries on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and focused, with strong back end punch and a bracing mineral nuance adding precision. Closes with very good spicy cut and lingering red berry and citrus notes. This Champagne is aging very slowly. " —Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

"The 2004 Brut Rose Cuvee Belle Epoque is a deceptively light-colored wine. It shows off striking inner perfume and richness as the fruit flows across the palate. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers and spices are some of the notes that wrap around the finish. Though medium in body and feminine in style, there is an element of depth that is compelling. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019." —Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

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