Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France
Cuvée Hemera 2005
A relatively discreet and elegant nose combines reluctant notes of green apple, quinine, baked pear and a whiff of lemon rind. While there is good richness there is also good delineation thanks to the fine mousse that supports the sappy, toasty and lingering finish. This is a nicely refined 2005, but it remains a 2005 nonetheless, which is to say that there is fine volume and concentration though with a slightly warm finish.