Henriot Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
TCG 93
TP 93
WFW 92
JG 91
IWC 91
12.0% ABV
Item # 315532

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$59.95
750ml
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93 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2009 base vintage; disgorged December 2013; largely Côte des Blancs [Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus] and Montgueux, Trépail, Épernay and the Vitry region; 30% reserve wines; aged on lees 4-5 years; 10g/L dosage; DIAM). Understated elegance and backward purity make this the most refined Henriot Blanc de Blancs I can recall. A brilliant pale straw hue is testimony to the energy it retains even after more than five years. It's a gentle style of yellow citrus, white stone fruits and granny smith apple, celebrating lees age in a soft, creamy texture, and almond, nougat and toasted brioche characters. Soft, fine chalk minerality and a balanced acid line are well integrated. Any lack of distinction in persistence or character it more than makes up for in gentle, caressing appeal and graceful refinement. (2016/2017)"

93 points The Tasting Panel: "This all-Chardonnay assemblage is made up of 30% reserve wines, mainly from the Côte des Blancs. After an introduction of honeyed floral aromas and delicate pastry scents, the fine bubbles dissipate quickly to release notes of key lime, orange blossom, toasty egg bread, and an array of citrus and stone fruit. It finishes on a mineral note--breezy and lean. (Jul 2018)"

92 points Michael Edwards (The World of Fine Wine): "An emblem of Henriot's mastery of Chardonnay, from rigorously chosen, exceptional vineyards in a balance of complexity and length, withal soft, rounded, and digestible. Excellent value, too. (Issue 61; 2018)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs has always been one of the strong suits at Henriot, and the new release is no exception. The bouquet is pure, vibrant and classy, offering up scents of pear, apple, chalky soil tones, incipient notes of crème patissière and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and still youthfully zippy, with a fine core, good focus and grip, elegant mousse and a long, zesty finish. As is often the case with this cuvée, a year or two in the cellar will really allow it to blossom on the palate. 2021-2040. (May/Jun 2019)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "(disgorged in February, 2012): Pale gold. Fresh tangerine and pear aromas are brightened by hints of ginger and smoky minerals. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors possess very good depth and show a strong, minerally quality that builds in the glass. Notes of iodine and buttered toast come up on the finish, which shows impressive clarity and stony persistence. (Dec 2013)"
93 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2009 base vintage; disgorged December 2013; largely Côte des Blancs [Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus] and Montgueux, Trépail, Épernay and the Vitry region; 30% reserve wines; aged on lees 4-5 years; 10g/L dosage; DIAM). Understated elegance and backward purity make this the most refined Henriot Blanc de Blancs I can recall. A brilliant pale straw hue is testimony to the energy it retains even after more than five years. It's a gentle style of yellow citrus, white stone fruits and granny smith apple, celebrating lees age in a soft, creamy texture, and almond, nougat and toasted brioche characters. Soft, fine chalk minerality and a balanced acid line are well integrated. Any lack of distinction in persistence or character it more than makes up for in gentle, caressing appeal and graceful refinement. (2016/2017)"

93 points The Tasting Panel: "This all-Chardonnay assemblage is made up of 30% reserve wines, mainly from the Côte des Blancs. After an introduction of honeyed floral aromas and delicate pastry scents, the fine bubbles dissipate quickly to release notes of key lime, orange blossom, toasty egg bread, and an array of citrus and stone fruit. It finishes on a mineral note--breezy and lean. (Jul 2018)"

92 points Michael Edwards (The World of Fine Wine): "An emblem of Henriot's mastery of Chardonnay, from rigorously chosen, exceptional vineyards in a balance of complexity and length, withal soft, rounded, and digestible. Excellent value, too. (Issue 61; 2018)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs has always been one of the strong suits at Henriot, and the new release is no exception. The bouquet is pure, vibrant and classy, offering up scents of pear, apple, chalky soil tones, incipient notes of crème patissière and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and still youthfully zippy, with a fine core, good focus and grip, elegant mousse and a long, zesty finish. As is often the case with this cuvée, a year or two in the cellar will really allow it to blossom on the palate. 2021-2040. (May/Jun 2019)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "(disgorged in February, 2012): Pale gold. Fresh tangerine and pear aromas are brightened by hints of ginger and smoky minerals. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors possess very good depth and show a strong, minerally quality that builds in the glass. Notes of iodine and buttered toast come up on the finish, which shows impressive clarity and stony persistence. (Dec 2013)"
Product SKU 315532
Producer Henriot
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Montagne de Reims
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Blanc de Blancs
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 100% Chardonnay
ABV 12.0%
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