Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV
Type: Champagne Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Champagne
Grapes Varieties: chardonnay
Alcohol: 13% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=91 (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 flavours are energized by smoky minerality. Shows a gently sweet touch and finishes with excellent cut, clarity and persistence.
JS=91 Attractive light lemon and almond biscuity notes with dried white flowers and a flinty edge. The palate has an elegant citrus-focused flavour with a bright citrus thread and a neat, fresh, gently cashewy finish. Drink now.
WA=90+ The latest rendition of Henriot's NV Blanc de Blancs is showing well, opening in the glass with notes of nectarine, citrus oil, toasted bread and light reduction. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a generous core of fruit, lively acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a saline finish. This is a comparatively rich iteration of this cuvée, and it should pick up additional complexity with age.
WS=90 A fresh, minerally Champagne, lacy in texture and offering an open-knit mix of lemon curd, poached apricot, fleur de sel and biscuit flavours. Moderate finish. Drink now.