2006 Henriot Brut Vintage

Year: 2006
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 88
James Suckling: 93
Burghound: 91
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$69.95

OBSCENELY GOOD, $100 PRODUCT!!

"Seamlessly knit, with vibrant, citrusy acidity and a satiny, creamy mousse layered with poached peach, pastry cream, mineral and crushed hazelnut flavors that expand through the midpalate and the zesty, spiced finish. Drink now through 2030. 500 cases imported. –AN " (WS)

"A wine of power and impact, the 2006 Brut Millésime delivers plenty of intensity. A rush of lemon comfit, baked apple, pastry and yellow stone fruits hits the palate, but overall, the 2006 comes across as a bit bombastic and one dimensional. Drink it over the next few years. Disgorged: November, 2014." (VM)

"An intense champagne with sliced-apple and pear character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied with layered fruit and acidity. Tangy and refined. Very crisp, with white peach. Half chardonnay and half pinot noir. It was first released late 2013. A very vinous, delicious wine. Drink now. " (JS)

"There is a mildly exotic character to the citrus, tangerine, pear and brioche-infused nose. There is excellent intensity in the context of the vintage with its concentrated and powerful flavors that are supported by an intense mousse, all wrapped in an impressively long and mouth coating finish that is moderately dry. This is a big example that is not particularly complex at present though the underlying material appears to be present such that more could develop and my score assumes that more will develop." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Champagne Henriot’s Brut Millésimé 2006 reveals fresh mineral notes as well as delicious aromas, ensuring excellent structure on the palate. This cuvée will be ideal for aperitif or during a meal. It is an extremely complex wine that will delight amateurs of great vintages. 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.