Perrier Jouet "Belle Epoque" Brut Champagne 2012 LUMINOUS (France)
Wine Advocate, 93 Points: "Unfurling in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, freshly baked bread, honeycomb and warm biscuits, Perrier-Jouët's 2012 Brut Belle Epoque is medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, with a rich, elegantly layered core of fruit, bright acids and an ultra-refined mousse, concluding with a long, precise finish. Fleshy and charming, this numbers among the finest recent renditions of this famous prestige cuvée."
Wine Spectator, 92 Points: “A linear Champagne, focused by racy acidity. The fine mousse and hints of whole-grain toast and marzipan enrich the flavors of Asian pear, oyster shell and verbena to create a harmonious impression overall. Drink now through 2025."