N.V. Henriot Brut Blanc de Blancs

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 91
Burghound: 90--Wine Enthusiast: 92
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
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"A finely knit version that glides across the palate, this elegant blanc de blancs offers vibrant acidity layered with ripe Dijon pear, toast, pastry cream and candied lemon zest. Drink now through 2021. 1,000 cases imported.–AN" (WS)

"(10 g/l dosage; L1323710513): Pale yellow-gold. Fragrant melon, white peach and tangerine aromas are complicated by smoky lees and floral honey. On the palate, supple melon and pit fruit flavors are energized by smoky minerality. Shows a gently sweet touch and finishes with excellent cut, clarity and persistence." (VM)

"Attractive light lemon and almond biscuity notes with dried white flowers and a flinty edge. The palate has elegant citrus-focused flavor with a bright citrus thread and a neat, fresh, gently cashewy finish. Drink now." (JS)

"An elegant, complex and expressive nose offers up notes of white flowers, apple, pear and citrus peel along with wisps of yeast. There is excellent zip to the racy and intense middle weight flavors that are shaped by a moderately aggressive mousse that is borderline foamy yet because the bead is quite fine the overall effect remains one of refinement on the dry but not austere finale. This isn't super complex but I very much like the delivery." (BH)

"The Henriot style goes for mature Champagnes, both with reserve wines and with a base of an older vintage. This wine, based on the 2008 vintage, is no exception. It has a toasty character, mineral and zesty texture, and layers of attractive acidity. It's crisp, yeasty and ready to drink." (WE)

Winery Notes:
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.