On the eye: Sparkling, crystalline pale gold with slight green highlights. Abundant effervescence, fine and regular, with fine, delicate bubbles.
On the nose: Pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral (honeysuckle, orange flower, linden), fruity (lemon, dried apricot, almond) and pastry aromas, followed by spicy notes.
On the palate : The attack is dynamic, full and powerful, with aromas of lightly toasted brioche, quince jelly and acacia honey. The clean, delicious finish develops on a light menthol note and shows excellent length.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Rich and toasty, yet light-footed, with an airy mousse and bright acidity enlivening the palate of dried apricot, lemon meringue pie, toasted brioche and candied ginger. Offers a creamy, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,000 cases imported.-AN
(Nov 30 2014)
Vinous 91 points - (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.
Champagne Henriots Blanc de Blancs is an assemblage of Chardonnay grapes mainly from the Cote des Blancs and village crus: Mesnil sur Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus, Montgueux, Trepail, Epernay and the Vitry region. The assemblage is made up of 30% reserve wines*.
* The percentage of reserve wines may vary from one year to another.
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