For the first time since its foundation in 1811,
the House of Perrier-Jouët has opened its doors to reveal rare vintages, previously kept under a veil of near secrecy in its cellars. Hervé Deschamps has selected a few bottles from the Belle Époque cuvée that are now almost impossible to find: 1982, 1985, 1996. They have lost none of their authenticity down the years and are a testament to a unique and unwavering style, renowned for its floral elegance and diamond-cut aromas.
“Unveiling these wines means sharing with others what I felt when creating them. These wines tell a story rich in human emotion.”
Hervé Deschamps, Cellar Master
A golden hue, with amber glints and a lingering effervescence.
An aromatic palette of exceptional opulence gradually reveals its secrets to the nose with extreme subtlety: flavours of dried fruits, mature and exotic fruits, candied fruits and cooked pears mingle with hints of cinnamon, heather honey, nougat and walnuts, topped with buttery notes and the aromas of pale tobacco, leather and roasted cocoa beans – an extraordinary bouquet that gradually reveals its fullness.
The palate is refined and complex, achieving a perfect harmony of minerality, acidity and freshness.
"A wine of great subtlety with the elegance and energy of a thoroughbred Arab Stallion."
Hervé Deschamps, Cellar Master.