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Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

The Experience

Drink When...
In Devon
Listen To...
Go West by The Pet Shop Boys
Think About...
Devon only knows
Drink With...
Freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter

The Oddbins Take

‘A non-vintage wine that tastes like a vintage release’, says Tim Atkin MW. We fully concur, and would add the following: sipping on this Blanc de Blancs is akin to sitting down to a cream tea, made in the best Devonshire tradition, with oodles of clotted cream and the softest, lightest, most buttery of scones, served in the finest, most delicate of china tea sets, adorned with intricate, enchanting pretty decoration. It’s basically the perfect cream tea in a Champagne but… more Champagne-y. Yup.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Classification
AOC Champagne
Vintage
Non Vintage
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
8 g/l
12.0%
Alcohol Units
9

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The Style

Grape
Chardonnay (100%)
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Tim Atkin at timatkin.com 17/12/13: "Sourced mostly from the Côte des Blancs and including 30% of reserve wines, Henriot's Blanc de Blancs is a non vintage wine that tastes like a vintage release. It's rich, toasty and just off dry with notes of brioche and toast and a subtle, tapering finish. One of the best Blanc de Blancs on the market. "

Brian Elliott in The Scotsman on Sunday 9/2/14: "I have been hugely impressed by the way this wine brings together restrained but appealing lemon and red apple fruit, well judged toastiness on the backdrop and some typically chardonnay chalkiness on the finish."

The Champagne comes from one of the oldest family-owned houses in Champagne, enjoying seven generations of uninterrupted ownership since the late 1700s.

Champagne Henriot's Blanc de Blancs is an assemblage of Chardonnay grapes mainly from the Côte de Blancs and village crus: Mesnil sur Oger, Avize, Chouilly, Vertus, Montgueux, Trépail, Epernay and the Vitry region. The assemblage is made up of 30% reserve wines.

The Chardonnay is sourced primarily from Grands Crus in the Côte des Blancs. The house speciality of Blanc de Blancs remains for a period of 3 to 5 years in the dark Gallo-Roman chalk caves in Reims.

Beautiful gold in colour, it has a persistent sparkle, with fine, regular bubbles. The nose is pleasant, and very elegant due to the use of pure Chardonnay and the palate is fresh, well-balanced and harmonious.


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