NV Henri Giraud Grand Cru Ay Fut de Chene MV18

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Tasting Notes

Tasting notes
Score 97/100 · Sarah Mayo, The Wine Independent, Nov 2023

Henri Giraud’s MV18 has a seductive nose with rich, gently oxidative aromas of spiced baked apples, peach cobbler, kumquats, almonds and spun honey. Medium to full-bodied and centered on precise, textured fruit concentration, it has a generous, mouthwatering palate trussed with fine threads of sizzling acidity and pure mineral freshness. It finishes long and elegantly. This opulent, barrel fermented style of champagne draws on a dearth of perpetual reserve wines to bring depth, power and finesse to the glass.

Critic Scores

Critic scores
96
96/100

Average Score

96
96/100

James Suckling

94
94/100

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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96 points
James Suckling
Score 96/100 · James Suckling, Jul 2023

So much orange blossom, hints of peach tatin, iron, and chalk on both the nose and palate. Menthol undertones. Full-bodied, with a gorgeous texture and sensibility. Elegant and caressing in the finish. Captivating. Drink or hold.

94 points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Score 94/100 · Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2023

The MV 18 is a classic Giraud Champagne. Apricot jam, tangerine peel, spice, honey and hazelnut give this mid-weight, classy Champagne tons of complexity and nuance. Readers will find a Champagne of notable purity and finesse. There's plenty of Giraud intensity, but in a mid-weight style that is hugely appealing. The blend is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, all from Ay, based on 2018, with a blend of reserve wines that span vintages 1990 through 2017. Disgorged: November 14, 2022.

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Henri Giraud

Henri Giraud is one of the most exciting and pioneering Champagne houses today. Based in Äy, the property’s story begins in the early 17th century, when the Hémart family settled in the region.

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Champagne and sparkling wine

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