The Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 1998 is slightly disappointing. In the bouquet white fruits, toast, almonds and some floral hints. A quite nice fruit on the palate, round and very harmonious, creamy and elegant. Belle Epoque is normally quite light compared to other top cuvées, but the 1998 edition is really lacking concentration and focus. The biggest problem is however the lack of freshness – the acidity is lacking some sparkle and crispness, and the fruit is on sweet side missing real nerve. Drinking well, but not really exciting.
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