Henri Giraud Blanc de Craie NV
Type: Champagne Volume: 750ml
Winery: Henri Giraud
Country: France Region: Champagne
Grapes Varieties: chardonnay
Classification: Production: 1650 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=94 Thought-provoking and sensual Blanc de Blancs with aromas of chalk, lemon pith, blanched almonds and sourdough, as well as pine nuts and sea salt. Starts tight, then opens up with a vinous and creamy, yet sharp and bright palate with focused bubbles. Exciting spicy hints on the finish. 60% perpetual reserve from 1990. Drink or hold. AG=93. WS=91 Juicy nectarine and blood orange sorbet flavors are set on the creamy mousse of this bright and balanced Champagne, accented by hints of orchard blossom, smoked almond and pickled ginger. Drink now. WA=90 The latest rendition of Giraud's NV Blanc de Craie Brut offers up aromas of citrus oil, fresh pear and linden blossom. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, vinous and satiny mtextured, with a delicate mousse, ripe but racy acids and a saline finish. Charming and structurally open-knit, it's already drinking well. As usual, this is a blend of Chardonnay from Aÿ and the Montagne de Reims.