Aroma: Pure, intense aromas of white flowers – acacia, hawthorn, lilac and elderberry – complemented by subtle overtones of honey, poached pear, pineapple and candied lemon. Hints of vanilla, hazelnut milk and brioche.
Palate: A delicious crispness in the mouth, fresh yet never aggressive. The wine is full and rich, with a long, silken, elegant finish.
Conclusion: An exceptional taste experience, it is the ultimate expression of the ethos of Maison Perrier-Jouet, which reinvents nature in order to create extraordinary moments of wonder and delight.
Editor Choice: 2006 was a good year in Champagne, with a near-perfect growing season. July witnessed a heatwave across the region, followed by fresher weather and welcome rains in August, allowing the grapes to rest before the Indian summer took them to perfect maturity. By harvest, the Chardonnay grapes of Bouron Leroi and Bouron du Midi had attained the ideal balance between sugar, acidity and pure floral aromas. The year’s conditions were particularly favourable to Chardonnay, with the ripeness of the grapes, combined with aromatic richness and vinosity, resulting in a wine of exceptional finesse and generosity