Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: October 4, 2017 (JS-91)
Attractive light lemon and almond biscuity notes with dried white flowers and a flinty edge. The palate has elegant citrus-focused flavor with a bright citrus thread and a neat, fresh, gently cashewy finish. Drink now.
Source: Issue 242 End of April 2019, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Apr 2019 (RP-90)
Aromas of lemon oil, crisp yellow apple, brioche, rock salt and dried white flowers preface the latest rendition of Henriot’s NV Blanc de Blancs, a medium to full-bodied wine with an elegantly delicate mousse that’s nicely concentrated, incisive and distinctly saline, concluding with a chalky finish. It’s an excellent Blanc de Blancs that comes recommended. This is lot L1817911117, disgorged in November 2017 with less than eight grams per liter dosage. A year on its cork has done the wine a lot of good in terms of complexity and expressiveness.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2028
The finest blancs de Champagne reveal a remarkable, complex, and luminous style that is distinctive for all vintages.
With more than 2/3 of Cote des Blancs Premier and Grand Crus, it brilliantly encapsulates the elegance of the finest Chardonnay vineyards which are the signature of the Henriot style.
Tasting reveals an exceptionally fresh minerality, enhanced by the significant proportion of reserve wines, with the promise of excellent cellaring potential.
The nose expresses freshness with delicate citrus fruit and white fleshed peach notes. The freshness continues on the palate with great clarity as the lemon hint continues and melts into notes of buttery brioche. Beautiful length and wonderfully rounded in the mouth.