Reviews & Awards

Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

March 2015

91

James Suckling

A fresh, clean champagne with sliced apple, pear and lots of mineral character. Full to medium body, crisp acidity and a long finish. Lots of citrus undertones. Bright and steely. This is mostly 2009, with the remainder from reserve wines. Four years on the lees. This is very focused. 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

January 2015

90

Vinous

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.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

November 2018

91

Wine Spectator

A finely balanced and creamy Champagne. Smoky mineral and toast notes on the nose lead to flavors of crunchy white peach and lemon curd, with a green waft of spring blossom on the fresh palate. 

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

November 2014

92

Wine Spectator

Shows lovely balance, with a lacy texture and a fine frame of acidity enlivening the rich flavors of toasted brioche, baked plum, graphite, crystallized honey and ground anise. Offers a smoky, lingering finish.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

October 2016

90

Wine Spectator

A firm Champagne, with a lively bead and a minerally undertow, this offers flavors of fresh-cut apple, lemon pith, spring blossom and smoke. Moderate finish.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

November 2017

91

Wine Spectator

This minerally Champagne is balanced and fresh, with a fine, lively bead and subtle flavors of Asian pear, pastry and pickled ginger. A light toastiness shows on the finish.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

January 2015

90

Le Pan

A rich, Chardonnay-driven blend that spends three years on the lees, this shows very pleasant floral notes, ripe apple and citrus fruit and a creamy texture and a soft yet lively mousse and good persistence.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

December 2013

90

Wine Advocate

Henriot’s NV Brut Souverain Disg. 4/2012 offers a delightfully crunchy-yet-creamy, slaw-like amalgam of fresh apple, celery root, grapefruit and almond, to which a whiff of elder flower adds aromatic allure. The lush mid-palate takes a faintly oily turn even as tart citricity wells up with greater impact, leading to a luscious finish that irresistibly urges one take the next sip. I fancy this being best enjoyed over the coming year.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

November 2019

91 Points

Wine Spectator

A touch of vanilla-laced pastry cream sweetness accents this fresh and focused Champagne, with a fine mousse. This is wellbalanced by crunchy acidity and flavors of lemon peel, green pear and spring blossom. 

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain NV

July 2019

91 Points

View From the Cellar

The new bottling in the market of Henriot “Brut Souverain” is composed of a blend of fifty percent chardonnay, forty-five percent pinot noir and five percent pinot meunier. It spent three years aging sur latte and was finished with a dosage of less than eight grams per liter. The wine offers up a vibrant and precise bouquet of apple, pear, plenty of smokiness, chalky soil tones, fresh-baked bread and a top note of dried flowers.

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