When experts think of La Perle d'Ayala champagne, they think of one thing and one thing only: the flagship of the house, and the symbol of everything fantastic and commendable about the brand. And where successful harvests are concerned, 2001 was one to note. Although much of the harvest occurred under a blanket of rain, it made for a high-flying wine, and one that is gold in colour and highly reflective.
The bubbles, you'll discover, are in plentiful supply. Tangy notes of citrus and aromas present themselves, as well as toasted brioche. The palate is also nothing but quality. Speaking of a powerful wine, the generous helping of citrus, combined with the delectable vanilla and wood notes, make for a finish that is impressive. Lively and full of style, it's one that'll surely lead to yet another glass. In assembly, the La Perle d'Ayala 2001 is made up of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Black Pinot.
A 5 year ageing process has ensured that a full range of aromas has evolved, making this Champagne the bottle to consider when dining with lobster salad or when a luxury aperitif is called for.
Revue du Vin de France : 16/20
Wine Spectator : 94/100
Guide Richard Juhlin : 83/100
Type: Brut Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Conservation: to drink now or keep up to 15 years in cellar
Degustation : 9/10 C