Champagne Henriot, Vintage Brut 2008

99.00

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

The Henriot family has been in the area since the 16th Century and it was in 1808 that they began to sell what had been until then a very private Champagne. This was the birth of the House which is still today managed by those who bear its name.

 

From the choice of the grapes to the bottling, the Henriot family is completely involved in the making of the Champagne which is to correspond to their idea of perfection. For nearly two centuries and seven generations, the family has patiently kept its secrets, enriched by tradition and savoir-faire. It is above all at the time of blending, the highlight of Champagne’s tradition, that the House exercises its skill to enhance the character of the grapes which have been rigorously selected from the best vineyards, above all the Chardonnay, which is at the heart of the Henriot blends.

 

The grapes from each variety, each vineyard and even each plot are vinified separately and ensure an exceptionally vast range of wines to reproduce this inimitable style every year. The cellar master and members of the family will exercise their skill to produce a delicate, subtle mixture to obtain the perfect blend which, several years later, will give birth to the unique Champagne Henriot cuvées, famed for their elegance, refinement and exquisite lightness.

 

 

 

France

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“Packed with fruit while hinting at mature toastiness, this wine is now in perfect balance. Its white fruits are from half-and-half Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, shot through with acidity while having a ripe character. Rich while also crisp, it is ready to drink.”

95/100 Wine Enthusiast 2018

 

“Henriot’s 2008 Brut Millésimé spent eight years sur lattes before disgorgement with six grams per liter dosage and is a blend of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine displays a gently reductive nose with notes of citrus and stone fruit mingling with suggestions of freshly baked bread, oyster shell and smoke. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with a voluminous but notably fine mousse, bright acids and an elegantly chalky finish that’s delicate but penetrating. This is a comparatively supple, open-knit example of the taut 2008 vintage, but I suspect it will gain appreciably with bottle age.Drink 2018 – 2035.”

91+/100 Robert Parker 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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