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)"
|SubRegion||Montagne de Reims|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Designation||Brut|Blanc de Blancs|