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    2020-2035
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The Story

Since 1808, Champagne Henriot, one of the last independent and family-owned houses in Champagne, has pursued a tradition of excellence – a fragile balance between delicacy, intensity, and purity. For seven generations, the family has selected only the very best vineyards, concentrated on the purity of chardonnay and has upheld the utmost respect for time in order to ensure the cuvee has an opportunity to reach its full expression.

 

The choices made in blending perpetuate the house style: chardonnay reigns in proportion (fifty to sixty percent). It brings finesse, elegance, richness and freshness. Pinot noir gives essential structure. Pinot meunier contributes fruit complexity. Non vintage wines may contain as many as fifty different crus in precisely orchestrated balance, with roughly twenty percent reserve wines. It is again Champagne Henriot’s task to impart a distinct personality to its wines. These wines, which may be a decade in age and are tasted at least every three months, comprise the house’s library, guaranteeing the perpetuity of its style.

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Vintage 1996

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Fried duck Magret withmorello cherries.
Veal Grenadin inmustard sauce and vegetables of the season. Roast chicken stuffed withmushrooms in creamand thyme sauce.

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Deep golden colour. Fragrant, powerful, bautful, red fruit nice coffee and gentle toast. Full and round, quite sweet and long, nice. Drinking perfectly. Not as toasty as usual.
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Reims, Champagne

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Millésime 1996  ( Henriot )

"Deep golden colour. Fragrant, powerful, bautful, red fruit nice coffee and gentle toast. Full and round, quite sweet and long, nice. Drinking perfectly. Not as toasty as usual."

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