A beautifully fine mousse indicates the class of this finely crafted wine. It has some weight, flavors of green apples, with hints of fresh apricots. There is extreme freshness here, the style dry but rich. This bottling tastes young and would be worth aging six months.
Shows lovely balance, with a lacy texture and a fine frame of acidity enlivening the rich flavors of toasted brioche, baked plum, graphite, crystallized honey and ground anise. Offers a smoky, lingering finish. Drink now through 2020.
Featuring, as usual for this cuvee, a relatively high proportion of Chardonnay; no Meunier; and 15-20% reserve wine, Henriot’s NV Brut Souverain Disg. 4/2012 offers a delightfully crunchy-yet-creamy, slaw-like amalgam of fresh apple, celery root, grapefruit and almond, to which a whiff of elder flower adds aromatic allure. The lush mid-palate takes a faintly oily turn even as tart citricity wells up with greater impact, leading to a luscious finish that irresistibly urges one take the next sip. I fancy this being best enjoyed over the coming year. (DS)
Light gold. Lees-accented orchard and citrus fruit aromas are complicated by sweet butter, iodine and smoky minerals. Dry and expansive on the palate, offering lively pear and melon flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of orange pith. Ample but lithe brut, with very good finishing punch and repeating smoke and pear qualities. (JR)
Mixing a bit of aged yeast, baked bread character with notes of fruit and freshness, this wine is of two minds in its aromas but is perhaps helped along a bit by it. It is frothy and a touch coarse on the palate with suggestions of chalk and brioche and a mild hint of sweetness at the front before turning appropriately tight and somewhat austere towards the back. We enjoyed this one alongside fresh-shucked oysters.
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By: Paul Dodd 9/26/2009
After a year and a half as a Champagne club member, I finally found "the one" I was looking for! This is a great bubbly and a steal at this price. Wonderful fresh, crisp green apple flavors that linger for a long time on your palate.
By: Pamela / Jon Day / Hollister 12/31/2008
Very delicious - drinkable. Full, not sweet, not dry. Went well with bacon wrapped dates. I know, castor oil would be good with bacon wrapped dates --- but Henriot is fabulous especially for the club price. I would take it over VC anyday.