Ayala

Perle d'Ayala Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend

9.320 ratings
9.413 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

Ayala Perle D'Ayala Brut Millèsime 2002 is an elegant blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru regions of Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly and Cramant. It's been aged on the lees for eight years, giving it nice balance and weight against a tensile acid spine. Golden delicious apple, lemon zest and shortbread form that wonderful trifecta of aromas that is not unlike a freshly-baked apple pie. I especially like that the finish is very long, and very persistent.

Ayala Perle D'Ayala Brut Millèsime 2002 is an elegant blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru regions of Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly and Cramant. It's been aged on the lees for eight years, giving it nice balance and weight against a tensile acid spine. Golden delicious apple, lemon zest and shortbread form that wonderful trifecta of aromas that is not unlike a freshly-baked apple pie. I especially like that the finish is very long, and very persistent.

Jan 21st, 2016
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

10

Champagne for my friend @Jeremiah Henderson this one is for you my amazing friend. God bless you always, may you rest in peace.

Champagne for my friend @Jeremiah Henderson this one is for you my amazing friend. God bless you always, may you rest in peace.

Feb 19th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

All Grand Cru, 80Ch/20PN, 6g/l dosage. Made by the old team before Bollinger purchased Ayala in 2005. Maturing, cream & porcini aromas, excellent texture & length.

All Grand Cru, 80Ch/20PN, 6g/l dosage. Made by the old team before Bollinger purchased Ayala in 2005. Maturing, cream & porcini aromas, excellent texture & length.

Jun 12th, 2014
Edward Zimmerman

Yummy bubbles

Yummy bubbles

Feb 1st, 2014
Brendan White

Amazing. Could make you weep. Just as good as any of the top cuvée lines from the other houses but for half the cost....I'd say at that price it tastes even better.

Amazing. Could make you weep. Just as good as any of the top cuvée lines from the other houses but for half the cost....I'd say at that price it tastes even better.

Nov 13th, 2013
Nina Izzo

80% chardonnay 20% pinot noir dosage 6,5 10ans en cave - nez toaster - bulle légère - fruit confie - arôme évolué - très belle fraîcheur et "douceur" en bouche suivi par l acidité - élégant

80% chardonnay 20% pinot noir dosage 6,5 10ans en cave - nez toaster - bulle légère - fruit confie - arôme évolué - très belle fraîcheur et "douceur" en bouche suivi par l acidité - élégant

Aug 29th, 2013
Joshua Chan

Excellent bubbles. Extremely fine bubbles. High acidity. Baked biscuits. So drinkable.

Excellent bubbles. Extremely fine bubbles. High acidity. Baked biscuits. So drinkable.

May 25th, 2016
Angelina Gendall

Bright and youthful with diamond knife-like acidity.

Bright and youthful with diamond knife-like acidity.

May 16th, 2016
Ira Schwartz

Text book bubbles . A restrained nose on opening but brioche and peaches after 30 minutes. Drank big but retained a level of elegance.

Text book bubbles . A restrained nose on opening but brioche and peaches after 30 minutes. Drank big but retained a level of elegance.

Feb 15th, 2015
Michael Herzog

Michael had this a year ago

Michael had this a year ago

Jan 1st, 2019