Henriot Brut Millesime 2012
Henriot Millésime 2012 is characterized by aromatic heterogeneity and complexity. The first nose is intense, almost heady. Yet it is counterbalanced a few seconds later by an incredible elegance with airy and floral notes. The wine is in motion with a succession of the following aromatic notesr: summer flowers, meringue, ripe fruits, then fresh summer currants, chalk, minerality, patina... it is an endless impetus. On the palate, it's the same ballet coming together, which makes this Champagne creation so unique and compelling.
A firm and focused Champagne, with a subtle overtone of minerally smoke and brine. Lacy in texture and finely knit, this offers layers of yellow apple and pear fruit, marzipan, lemon preserves and aromatic accents of toast and white flowers. Creamy and mouthwatering on the lingering finish. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Drink now through 2032. 450 cases imported.
Henriot's 2012 Brut Millesime is a soft, easygoing Champagne to drink now and over the next handful of years. Pastry, baked apple, spice and dried flowers are nicely laced together. This lacks some of the depth typical of the vintage, and yet it is charming and inviting just the same.