Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale, Brut Champagne
A small, Champagne house situated in Châlons-sur-Marne. A biscuity character, this blend has equal quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Brut Non-Vintage Champagne|
|Style||Dry and crisp|
|Major Grape||Champagne Blend|
|Grapes||35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Nibbles & Tapas|
I wasn't planning to do Champagne this week, but now is the time to stock up on this Joseph Perrier. The current tempting offer price of £27 when you buy two or more ends in 10 days' time on 28 October. I hadn't tasted Cuvée Royale for a while and was hugely impressed. It's vivacious and elegant yet generous, too, and beautifully balanced, with a floral note on the nose and lemon curd and toast on the palate. It's a more or less equal blend of the three varieties – 35% for Chardonnnay and Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier – with around 20% reserve wines and it was aged in the cellars for three years. Spot on. 12%
The term Cuvée Royale was added to this delicious Champagne when it was a chosen tipple of both Queen Victoria and also King Edward VII. Luxurious, superbly balanced and very long on the palate, this is a noble Champagne and the discounted price represents incredible value for money. Get on the blower to Tanners now!
The latest release of Joseph Perrier's NV Brut Cuvée Royale is showing well, revealing a generous bouquet of ripe apples, mandarin, warm biscuits and subtle hints of honeycomb. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and rounded, with a generous core of fruit, ripe acids and a youthfully frothy mousse. It's testimony to the progress made at Joseph Perrier in the last decade. 2018 – 2026. 89 Points
An attractive, yellow-citrus style with plenty of zesty acidity on the palate. The drive and richness here are impressive. Score: 91 Points
A nose of almond and pepper with elegant, sweet floral appeal on the palate. Understated for a Pinot-dominated wine, but poised and self-confident.