| Vinous 90 points (Jan 2015)
(60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay; 8 g/l dosage; L1234411212): Light gold. Lees-accented orchard and citrus fruit aromas are complicated by sweet butter, iodine and smoky minerals. Dry and expansive on the palate, offering lively pear and melon flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of orange pith. Ample but lithe brut, with very good finishing punch and repeating smoke and pear qualities.
Wine Spectator 91 points (Aug 19 2015)
A toasty version, framed by firm, citrusy acidity, this features a lively bead and flavors of crushed raspberry, grilled nut, candied grapefruit zest and toasted brioche. Drink now through 2018.-A.N.
Wine Spectator 90 points (Dec 15 1998)
A sophisticated, dry style of brut, with appetizing toasty aromas, rich and mature fruit flavors, a melt-in-your-mouth effervescence and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2000. 33,000 cases made. –
The NV Brut Souverain (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) is a tasty, easygoing wine with attractive floral white fruit. This accessible NV is best enjoyed over the next year or two. This is Lot: L 0805510308, disgorged May 27th, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
Henriot is a medium-sized, family-run estate located in Reims. Based on the wines I tasted it looks like quality is on the rise.
There is great intensity to this finely crafted Champagne. It’s rich and toasty, with flavors of ripe gooseberries and, in this example, some good bottle age. Henriot, which also owns Bouchard Père et Fils in Burgundy, is obviously on a good streak at the moment. Score: 92. —Roger Voss, December 01, 2005.