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FLOWERY DREAMS AND TANTALIZING DELIGHTS

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It’s spring, the season of marvelous dreams and flowery sensations. Although the humidity in Macau can be a little overwhelming, the fresh air and the comfortable temperature before summer is quite charming nevertheless. To celebrate the beauty that belongs to the colorful, elegant season, Perrier-Jouët has recently launched a new creation, the Belle Epoque Edition Première 2007. Like a bouquet, the champagne is a blend of Chardonnay Grands Crus and a small percentage of the Pinot Noir, which gives the bubbly liquid its pink, peach hue.
Young and refreshing, yet fruity and sumptuous, the wondrous delight reminds one of lemon and grapefruit on the nose. The flowery scent is reminiscent of cherry blossoms. Extremely feminine, the glass of champagne is like an innocent seduction, by the muse of a garden party who is unaware of her striking presence and alluring appearance.
Tantalizing tastes and sensuous fireworks are not the only wonders of Perrier-Jouët’s exquisite creations. Like the many other bottles of remarkable champagne that carries the heritage of Perrier-Jouët, the Belle Epoque Edition Première 2007 also echoes the poetic beauty of Art Nouveau since a swirl of Japanese anemones first appeared on a bottle in 1902, designed by Emile Gallé.
To reflect the aesthetic concept and the superb quality of the brand, a Perrier-Jouët gala dinner is held at The Tasting Room of City of Dreams. Chef Guillaume Galliot prepares a magnificent menu, pairing his delicious dishes with Cuvée Belle Epoque 2004, Cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé 2004, and Belle Époque 2006. Guests have the privilege of dining with Hervé Deschamps, the 7th Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master, who explains the subtleties of the brand’s style and the savoir-faire behind the floral tonality.
First up at the gala dinner is the Belle Époque 2006. The nose is delicate, with aromas of lemon, white peach, pear, and grapefruit, hints of pineapple and flowers. Marzipan, nuts, rhubarb, and sweet spice follow generously. The silky soft bubbles reach the lips, as the taste reveals a marked minerality in the mouth. Switching to a bottle that is more discreet and elegant, Cuvée Belle Epoque 2004 is very floral on the nose, unveiling hawthorn and linden flower. Creamy and airy, it has plenty of acidity, but not in an aggressive manner.
The highlight of the evening comes with Chef Guillaume’s cheesecake with berries combination. Like a vase of light pink flowers delivered on a romantic evening, the Cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé 2004 exudes its charm quietly in the bottle. As it is poured into the champagne glass, the splendid, rosy, bubbly liquid blushes under the light as it lures with shyness. On the nose, peonies and red berries entice, as the crispy, refined taste of orange, pink grapefruit, and pomegranate gets our attention. It is a sophisticated work of art that tempts with a virtuous façade. Beautiful and decadent indeed.

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Virginia 07/06/2014 20:33:57
Bravo pour votre blog que je viens de de9couvrir. Meame si je m'interesse plus aux champagnes de prdcouteurs, je dois dire que j'admire le travail de communication fait par les maisons de champagne.
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