Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV (Champagne, France) "...yellow apple, creamy, toast..."
The House of Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that have stayed in the same family for over two hundred years. With no outside influence, the house is uninhibited in its pursuit of quality first and foremost in every one of their wines.
To faithfully reproduce Henriot’s house style every year, the Brut Souverain may contain up to 50 different crus in a cleverly orchestrated balance. All three non-vintage wines - Souverain, Blanc de Blancs and Rose - are aged for four years on lees prior to disgorgement, and include 40% reserve wines. Champagne Henriot enjoyed extraordinary success at the 2016 Decanter and IWC awards, receiving a gold medal or best-in-show trophy for every one of their wines.
"This is great Champagne, in the bottle-aged Henriot style. It's a classic Chardonnay, ripe, creamy, packed with yellow fruits, and finely balanced with a great waft of toast. A high percentage of older vintages in the blend gives this wine richness, maturity, without ever losing its crisp edge." 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast
"Over the years, I have grown quite fond of the Henriot Champagnes. I am a big fan of the wines' elegance. The Blanc de Blanc is an exquisite wine. Fresh and bright with ripe apples and frothy on the palate, this wine calls for a night at a sushi bar. You bring the Henriot, and I will buy dinner." 92 Pts - Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
"A bright, finely tuned Blanc de Blancs, with a subtle tang of salinity and flavors of lemon meringue pie, glazed apricot, pink grapefruit granita and blanched almond. Creamy and mouthwatering, with a lingering smoke-tinged finish." 91 Pts - Wine Spectator