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    1 385
  • Producer ranking ?

    38
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter

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On the eye: Sparkling, crystalline pale gold with slight green highlights. Abundant effervescence, fine and regular, with fine, delicate bubbles.
On the nose: Pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral (honeysuckle, orange flower, linden), fruity (lemon, dried apricot, almond) and pastry aromas, followed by spicy notes.
On the palate : The attack is dynamic, full and powerful, with aromas of lightly toasted brioche, quince jelly and acacia honey. The clean, delicious finish develops on a light menthol note and shows excellent length.

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The Story

Standard bearer of Maison Champagne Henriot’s savoir-faire, Blanc de Blancs delights with its astonishing complexity and length. This cuvée, endowed with excellent freshness, is admirable as aperitif and also as an ideal companion at table.

A 100% Chardonnay cuvee from the best vineyards of the Cote des Blancs. A real gem in the Henriot range, this lively, subtle Champagne magnifies the character of the Chardonnay grape, so dear to the Henriot family. Intense, complex floral nose with a touch of white fruit. Fruity, sharp, lively, persistent in the mouth with a mainly citrus aftertaste.

Origin: 70-80% from Grand Cru & Premier Cru vineyards
Blend: 100% Chardonnay (40% reserve wines)
Ageing: 4-5 years on the lees
Dosage: < 8g/l

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Wine Information

Assemblage
Champagne Henriot’s Blanc de Blancs is an assemblage of Chardonnay grapes mainly from the Côte des Blancs and village crus: Mesnil sur Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus, Montgueux, Trépail, Epernay and the Vitry region. The assemblage is made up of 30% reserve wines*.
* The percentage of reserve wines may vary from one year to another.

Food-wine suggestions
Court-bouillon of Brittany blue lobster with lemon balm
Freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter
Conserve of young rabbit with wild thyme and Mirabelle plums
Farm-raised chicken supreme stuffed with foie gras, grenaille apples in the old style

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

45 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light, Green-Yellow and Clear

ending

Long, Smooth and Pure

flavors

Toasty, Citrus, White fruits, Coffee, Licorice and Creamy

nose

Complex, Pure, Seductive and Open

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Light, Sharp, Fresh, Harmonious, Focused and Dry

Verdict

Fine and nice but not special

Written Notes

From a mix of 12 vineyards, 90 percent of which are Grand and Premier Cru. Five years on lees with more than 40 percent reserve wine. Avize and Chouilly in the Côte des Blancs dominate, with 30 percent from Trépail and Vertus. The remainder comes from the Côte de Sézanne. Dosage 8 grams/liter.

Another stunning non-vintage champagne. A lovely mix of aromas, jasmine, florals, and stone fruit. Finely balanced and extremely impressive length. Has the ethereal elegance common to the entire Henriot range. 93. 

  • 93p

A nicely captured reductive edge here, this holds white peach and apple aromas fresh with dried white flowers and a very gentle nutty, cashewy thread. The palate's bright, creamy and fruity; it throws big fruit flavors upwards with crunchy acidity.

  • 90p

Smoky mineral and spice accents meet creamy layers of poached white peach and lemon meringue pie in this bright and creamy blanc de blancs Champagne. Harmonious, with a long, aromatic finish of acacia blossom and honey

  • 92p
Nose: soft, layered Palate: linear Ending: very dry In a nutshell: uptight Final verdict: Fresh and fruity but a bit austere
  • 88p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

6-8C

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Inside Information

Champagne Henriot is ne of the oldest family-owned houses in Champagne, enjoying seven generations of uninterrupted ownership since the late 1700s. Unlike other Grande Marques the family focuses on developing strong bonds with the world of gastronomy. The unmistakable Henriot style is the expression of the exclusive use of Grands and Premiers Crus vineyards without the use of Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir is sourced from the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims delivering a supportive backbone and elegance, the perfect balancing support to enhance the delicate complexity of Chardonnay, which is sourced primarily from Grands Crus in the Cote des Blancs. Brut NV is aged for four years before release (three on lees and one in bottle). The house speciality of Blanc de Blancs is aged for an extra year and all the larger formats are aged for an extended period relative to their size.

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