Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
Brut Champagne | 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2006
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.
91 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Nov/Dec 1997
Very complex, leesy aroma of biscuit, spice and lemon. Bright flavors of lemon, spice and orange sorbet; has an enticing creamy, mouthfilling quality and terrific depth of flavor. A medium-bodied, rather gently styled wine with moderate dosage and lovely richness. Finishes with a chalky note. Excellent food Champagne, and a superb non-vintage bottling.
91 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2006
Shows finesse, along with depth to its honey, candied citrus and mineral flavors. Lovely balance and harmony render it seamless and graceful. Drink now.
90 pts. Wine Spectator: July 31, 2007
A firm, elegant Champagne, with a whiff of fresh chanterelle that gives way to honey, lemon and bread dough. Harmonious and long, this leaves a tactile impression and a honey aftertaste. Drink now through 2009.
90 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2010
A toasty version, displaying a polished texture and flavors of Golden Delicious apple, pastry and spiced orange peel. This is lively, with a pretty floral note running throughout. Drink now.
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2010
This creamy wine has a distinct mature and toasty character to balance the crisp white fruits and lively acidity. It is on the sweeter end of Brut, which adds richness to this attractive nonvintage.
89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2005
This is typical of the light, floating style of Perrier-Jouet. There is richness and a soft finish from a relatively high dosage, but the wine is also elegant, leaving flavors of orange peel and a touch of toast.
88 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2000
Yeast, toast and bread dough characterize the austere but complex nose on this finely crafted wine. It’s quite dry, with impressions of earth, mineral, toast and just the barest hint of lime. Quite full-bodied, it could even improve with a year or so in the bottle.
88 pts. Wine & Spirits: December 1, 2012
Creamy and round, this is on the soft side of Brut. The sweetness of the dosage makes it easy to sip at a celebration.
87 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: December, 2008
The NV Grand Brut is a pleasing, creamy-textured wine with good definition in its flavors and lovely overall harmony. The house’s NV Brut is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay, with 10–20% of reserve wines added. Disgorged on November 14, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: November 1, 1994
Toast and apple in a lighter styled wine with fine balancing acidity. Well structured and lingering.
87 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Nov/Dec 2006
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.