Joseph Perrier, Brut Cuvée Royale Millésimé Châlons-en-Champagne 1998

Joseph Perrier Royale 1998

Exclusive Imports, Los Angeles, CA.

50 % Chardonnay; 41 % Pinot Noir; 9 % Pinot Meunier.  From either premier or grand cru sites, including Le Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Bergères les Vertus, Cumières, Mailly-Champagne, Rilly la Montagne, Sacy.

Yellow-gold.  Lots of evolution on nose.  Saffron, toasted nuts and sweet brioche with an estuarine tang.  Downy rich and then he finishes lively and keen as an arrow.  Now.

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