Henriot Blanc de Blancs Jeroboam
Henriot is one of the finest, still under-the-radar Champagne producers. You may recall the ‘Brut Souverain’ Jeroboams we offered late last year – if you were quick enough to get your hands on one before they sold out (in less than a day!). Well, Henriot also produce a magnificent Blanc de Blancs which punches well above its weight, delivering Ruinart or even Comtes de Champagne-style quality at a fraction of the price and the current release is based on the stunning 2008 vintage, a vintage of such quality that both Dom Perignon and Cristal held back their releases in order to give them time to fully express their true potential.
This gorgeous, mineral, dense yet utterly vibrant Champagne was disgorged in November 2016 with a ‘prestige cuvee’-style dosage of just 6.5g/l, avoiding the unnecessary sweetness that comes with too many non-vintage Champagnes. The good news is that we have just acquired a significant portion of their production, exclusively in Jeroboam, direct from the domaine.
These jeros are being shipped direct from the Domaine and are without doubt the best value large format Champagnes we’ve seen for a long time so we highly recommend that you pick up one (or more) before they disappear!
- Price: £210.00 per bottle
- Pack Size: 1 x 3.0L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 6 Btls
- ETA: July
Tasting Notes and Scores
A beautifully expressive, vibrant nose packed with floral, fresh and dried fruit and freshly baked pastry characters. The palate is dynamic and laden with energy, balancing toasted lemon, honey and chalky mineral dryness. The dosage is just perfect – dry enough to keep it refreshing but with enough rich fruit to make it very drinkable. This is a seriously grown-up Champagne. A downright gorgeous drop to enjoy in all of its glory now and for a decade+. Excellent. Time for another glass!