The NV Brut Souverain (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) is a tasty, easygoing wine with attractive floral white fruit. This accessible NV is best enjoyed over the next year or two. This is Lot: L 0805510308, disgorged May 27th, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.Henriot is a medium-sized, family-run estate located in Reims. Based on the wines I tasted it looks like quality is on the rise.
(60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay; 8 g/l dosage; L1234411212): 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.
A toasty version, framed by firm, citrusy acidity, this features a lively bead and flavors of crushed raspberry, grilled nut, candied grapefruit zest and toasted brioche. Drink now through 2018.-A.N.