Henriot "Souverain" Brut Champagne SKU #1034207


WE 94 WS 92 RP 90
ST 90 VN 90
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K&L Notes

Henriot's vineyard has been around since the 1700s, but they didn't begin producing bubbly until 1808. Composed of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir, the Souverain Brut tends toward a lighter, more crisp style with decent acidity and flavors of green apples, pears, limes, nectarines and a light bit of minerality. Also has some cream and vanilla on the finish.

Staff Reviews

  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The house of Henriot is one of the last of the big name negociants to stay independent, and that independence has allowed them to focus on quality in the bottle. This Champagne is composed of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 25 crus within the region, many from their own 87 acre estate. The Souverain has a lovely toasty quality that is nicely balanced by a refreshing zing. It is a perfect aperitif!
  • Christie Brunick
    By: Christie Brunick
    K&L Staff Member
    Amazingly bright and moussey. Pure golden honey in color, and clean yet luxurious minerality on the palate. Boy would this pair well with sushi! This is an uber value and a superbly elegant classic style of Champagne!
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    K&L Staff Member
    Beautiful toast aromatics on the nose open up to amazingly fresh green apples and quince on the palate. How a grand marque can make such an elegant cuvee at this amazing a price is truly impressive!
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    Although the majority of the blend is pinot noir, the crisp chardonnay fruit stands out on the nose. Refreshing citrus, green apples and minerality are the dominant characteristics and they create refreshing and clean scents that are reminiscent of a fine blanc de blanc. On the palate, there is also a crispness that makes for a lighter style of sparkling wine. Pears, limes, nectarines and (again) a hint of minerality are at the forefront. On the finish and at the back of the palate are cream and vanilla from the pinot noir. This is a very solid Champagne at an excellent price; it’s a one-time deal, so when we run out, it’s finis!


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