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2012 Henri Giraud Grand Cru Ay Fut de Chene Blc de Blcs

Henri Giraud

flagChampagne / France
White

This is still young and a little tight; however, with some air, the nose is intense and complex, with apple, honey, nougat, lemon, fresh bread with a hint of dried strawberry and vanilla. There’s an incredible amount going on here. On the palate, striking freshness shows this is still a baby. It opens up with time in the glass, initial notes of crunchy green apple, apple core and lemon peel evolving to offer incredible depth. The texture is reminiscent of Grand Cru Chablis with flavours of white flowers, grapefruit, more dried strawberries, a hint of clementine and orange, while an excellent balance of oak adds further complexity. The mousse is super-refined, showing this Champagne’s class. With more time in the glass, the wine just keeps on developing – offering deeper nuttiness and a more palate-coating texture. It’s vinous, without straying too far from being an incredible Champagne. The finish goes on forever – coating the mouth with a full punch of flavour. The bubbles are something else, as is the memory this wine leaves. Stunning.

FINE+RARE  (October 2020)

3x75cl-0 Immediate | 40 Marketplace£995.00
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