Reviews & Awards

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

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

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

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

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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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Champs Royaux 2013

April 2015

90

Wine Spectator

A hint of thyme and chive perks up the melon and grapefruit flavors in this crisp white. ending with a mouthwatering finish.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Champs Royaux 2013

June 2015

90

James Suckling

This is really delicious with sliced green apple, stone and melons. Medium to full body. Crisp finish. Focused.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Champs Royaux 2014

June 2016

88

Wine Spectator

A fresh, steely version, displaying apple, lemon and mineral flavors. Fades quickly, but has a fine sense of place.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Champs Royaux 2015

December 2016

89+

View From the Cellar

The 2015 Champs Royaux bottling is produced from purchased grapes, but shares the fine bounce and mineral undertow of the domaine bottlings from William Fèvre this year. The nose is pure and stylish, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, a touch of tangerine, flinty minerality and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and juicy, with fine focus and impressive backend grip and energy. A lovely example.

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