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I’ve just sent my manuscript to my editor at Livets Goda, Swedens largest Winemagazine. The topic this month was ‘what is perfect maturity in Champagne?’ In the article I focused on the three consekutive vintages of ’88, ’89 and ’90. When I went through theese three vintages I noticed that there were only 12 champagnes made in all three vintages.
Pierre PETERS 100th anniversary blend

C12

Billecart-Salmon ’Cuvée N.F.B.

Bollinger ’Vieilles Vignes Francaises’

Henriot ’Les Enchenteleurs’

Krug ’Clos du Mesnil’

Jacquesson&Fils ’Dégorgement Tardif’

Louis Roederer ’Cristal’

Perrier-Jouët ’Cuvée Belle Epoque’

Philipponnat ’Clos de Goisses’

Pierre Peters ’Cuvée Spéciale  – Lés Chétillons’

Selosse ’Millésime’

Taittinger ’Comtes de Champagnes’

Veuve Clicquot ’La Grande Dame’

Of theese legandary champagnes I chosse on eof the great alla-time favorites: PIERRE PETERS ‘LES CHÉTILLON’  or as it was called before the 2000 vintage ‘CUVÉE SPÉCIALE’.

Pierre Peters'89

 

PIERRE PETERS ‘LES CHÉTILLON’ 1988 TASTINGNOTE ‘The ’88 is not really as rich and fruity as the ’89, but it still has an even more classic structure and fresher, more multifaceted floral nose, with hints of roasted coffee beans—especially in magnum, where the clarity far outshines what you find in a regular bottle.’ RJ 93(94)

PIERRE PETERS ‘LES CHÉTILLON’ 1989 TASTINGNOTE ‘This Vieilles Vignes Champagne from seventy-year-old vines in Les Chétillons has been part of the very elite since its very first vintage. The wine’s rich mandarin-orange flavor leads many to expect a short life. In actual fact this exotically rich and toasty Champagne is full of life-sustaining acidity that lies in wait under the surface. A buttery nut-toffee taste dominates more and more. In a magnum an exciting note of strawberry yogurt has crept in.’ RJ 95(95)

PIERRE PETERS ‘LES CHÉTILLON’ 1990 TASTINGNOTE ‘A superbly concentrated Chardonnay wine that brings a smile to my lips as I take up my pen. The wine combines the muscular mandarin-orange aroma of the ’89 with the stony stringency of the ’88. Wonderful today magical after 2010.’ RJ 95(95)

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