Henriot


Henriot Cuvée Hemera '05|Prestige|2005

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Decadent

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Earth


Mineral

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Foods


Cocoa Coffee Cocoa

Reims

Reims

What to expect


Well hello cuvée Hemera... This Prestige Cuvée is named after the Greek Goddess of Light. Henriot are weighing in with their extended aged cuvée to rival any of the other well established Prestige champagnes like; Pol Roger Winston Churchill, Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D'Or, Piper Heidsieck RARE and Philipponnat Clos de Goisses. Layered with extended lees ageing of 13 years, expect richly developed notes of coffee bean, tobacco, cacao and even black olive. Super earthy, with a commanding intensity that leaves you suspended in time. Coming from a warm and ripe year, wines from this year need longer time in the cellar to fully express themselves. We've seen some great '05's and this is no exception. 

Drink now or cellar for 10-15 years. Stocks limited.

A blend of the finest Grand Cru villages are used to make this with 50 / 50 Pinot Noir Chardonnay. It has been aged on its lees for 13 years with low dosage around 3-4 g/l.

$469.99

Club Price $445.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Decadent

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Cocoa Coffee Cocoa

What to expect


Well hello cuvée Hemera... This Prestige Cuvée is named after the Greek Goddess of Light. Henriot are weighing in with their extended aged cuvée to rival any of the other well established Prestige champagnes like; Pol Roger Winston Churchill, Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D'Or, Piper Heidsieck RARE and Philipponnat Clos de Goisses. Layered with extended lees ageing of 13 years, expect richly developed notes of coffee bean, tobacco, cacao and even black olive. Super earthy, with a commanding intensity that leaves you suspended in time. Coming from a warm and ripe year, wines from this year need longer time in the cellar to fully express themselves. We've seen some great '05's and this is no exception. 

Drink now or cellar for 10-15 years. Stocks limited.

A blend of the finest Grand Cru villages are used to make this with 50 / 50 Pinot Noir Chardonnay. It has been aged on its lees for 13 years with low dosage around 3-4 g/l.

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

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...