Henriot


Henriot Millésime 2008 |Vintage |2008

Henriot

Henriot Millésime 2008

Vintage 2008

$159.99

- 100% Premier and Grand Cru wines

- Pairs perfectly with seafood

- Aged at least 6 years on lees -with further ageing potential

** Wine featured in virtual tasting event 10 July, 2020. Register here.**

Fresh as a daisy and light as a feather, this blend of Premier and Grand Crus adds takes this great vintage year, which also marks the 200th anniversary of Maison Henriot ; 1808 – 2008, to even dizzier heights. 

Freshness and airy lightness command on the palate. Grapefruit, apricot, citron and fresh citrus fruit come to life, followed by lingering notes of pate de fruit, yet constantly underscored by great minerality. Very long, refined, silky and refreshing on the finish. Low dosage brings with it exquisitely harmonious balance

At a recent in-store tasting located at the Emperor HQ, we were joined by the dashing Export Manager - Victor Pepin. We showed this to all of our invited guests and it was one of the highlights of the night.

Baked notes of pastry, red cherry, plum followed by some nectarine, rich pistachio and some subtle herbal complexity. The bead - very fine. The palate, delicate and refined. The impression - stunning. Coming from an excellent year such as '08 from champagne's most consistent and awarded winemakers, this represent a fine example. Drink now or cellar for 10-15 years.

A harmony of Grand & Premier Cru villages used to make this with approximately 50 / 50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It also marks 200 years since Henriot began in 1808.

Notes on vintage 2008: The year began with a mild winter followed by a cool, dry autumn. A rainy period grape varieties. The good weather arrived just before the harvest, which accelerated the maturing process whilst maintaining high acidity. All of these elements are indicators of a great vintage.

Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808 and Henriot has remained a family affair since then, which is increasingly rare in champagne. It’s important to look closely at one particular individual as his achievements define the house today. Joseph Henriot joined the family business in 195. After his father’s untimely death in 1962, he took over the reins and became the energy and entrepreneurial spirit behind the rise and success of the house.

Henriot have their eyes firmly set on what they describe as ‘craftsman luxury’. They aim to create high quality champagne to a dedicated following of Henriot Champagne lovers. They focus their energies on the chardonnay variety and apart from the Brut Souverain, they do not use pinot meunier anywhere else. 

A fine, crumbly piece of aged parmesan cheese...

About the house

Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808 and Henriot has remained a family affair since then, which is increasingly rare in champagne. It’s important to look closely at one particular individual as his achievements define the house today. Joseph Henriot joined the family business in 195. After his father’s untimely death in 1962, he took over the reins and became the energy and entrepreneurial spirit behind the rise and success of the house.

Henriot have their eyes firmly set on what they describe as ‘craftsman luxury’. They aim to create high quality champagne to a dedicated following of Henriot Champagne lovers. They focus their energies on the chardonnay variety and apart from the Brut Souverain, they do not use pinot meunier anywhere else. 

Food suggestion

A fine, crumbly piece of aged parmesan cheese...

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Warm Pastry

Stone Fruit


Nectarine Red Cherry Plum

Nut


Pistachio