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Henriot Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV

France - Champagne
(315532)

$ 49.95

750ml

List  $60.00

In stock, 12+ available
 
Rating:
TCG 93
JG 91
WS 91

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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)"

91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "This was drunk at the Hostellerie des Clos in Chablis during my November trip to Burgundy. As there is no date of disgorgement on the back label, I am not sure if this is the same release as the most current in the US market, but the wine was showing very nicely. The bouquet offers up a classic blend of pear, lemon, chalky minerality, bread dough and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and nicely focused, with refined mousse, lovely focus and balance and a long, zesty finish. 2016-2035. (Nov/Dec 2016)"

91 points Wine Spectator: "A bright, finely tuned Blanc de Blancs, with a subtle tang of salinity and flavors of lemon meringue pie, glazed apricot, pink grapefruit granita and blanched almond. Creamy and mouthwatering, with a lingering smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,000 cases imported. (10/31/16)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "($60 list; 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)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "[$60 list] The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs is a beautifully balanced, harmonious wine. There is just enough roundness and generosity to balance the focus of the Chardonnay in this accessible, harmonious Champagne. Hints of butter, smoke and spices wrap around the generous finish... Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. (Nov 2011)"

18.5/20 points Tom Stevenson (The World of Fine Wine): "(12% abv). One third of the way through these blanc de blancs, and this lightly mellow, toasty number is far and away a class apart from what has gone before. And as it turned out, there was only one wine after this of a similar quality. Seductive. (Issue #45; 2014)"