Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Champagne (NV) (France)

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  • My Rating: [B+]

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Champagne (NV), 12% ABV – 750ml., (Epernay, France)

-+*Happy New Year, Welcome 2015!*+- Drink, be safe, and be joyous!

  • Style: (Champagne) Sparkling Wine
  • Taste: Fruity tart off-dry apple nectarine sour acidic bubbly
  • How much: ~$40 – 750ml (Edmonton), (sometime in 2011)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to champagne aficionados: definitely

Visual: Pours clear light yellow with a quickly dissipating bubbly head, lots of large active CO2 streams.

Nose: apple, white wine, acidity. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: fizzy-bubbly mouthfeel,

Mid-palate: tart, (lvl-2)-sticky sweetness, acidic-puckery strong sour, (MAIN) green apple, apricot/nectarine, minerals

Finish: cloying tart, off-dry fruity apple finish.

Summary: A great drink to finish off the year and start anew. The sour puckeriness coupled with the apple profile makes this a great aperitif. Excellent textures and well-hidden alcohol.