Henri Giraud MV15 Aÿ Grand Cru
“A sort of Montrachet of Champagne!” - Jancis Robinson MW
"Claude makes wonderfully rich caressing wines with classic hazelnut-scented village character." - Richard Juhlin
“some of the most unique, individualistic wines in Champagne… At their best, the Giraud Champagnes offer incredible intensity, class and balance.” - Antonio Galloni
This luxury “multi-vintage” cuvée, based on the 2015 vintage but with a third of reserve wines dating back to 1990, is a barrel-fermented 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from 50 year old vines. Described by Jancis Robinson in a previous vintage as “A sort of Montrachet of Champagne!” this is a distinctive, sumptuous wine with spicy oak, beautifully pure fruit and stunning freshness and finesse. Its richness, complexity and length are a great reflection of the terroir in Aÿ.,p>As with the other top Henri Giraud cuvées, the creation of this champagne is very hands-on, with grapes harvested by hand, and élevage taking place for 12 months in Argonne oak barrels. Patience is the watchword, with this champagne spending a further 4 years in bottle on fine lees before being released with a dosage of 7.5 g/l.
“An edgy, lively Champagne with bread dough, dried apples and apricots. Toffee with caramel with a lifted sense. Light oxidation with some nuts and saltiness. Full-bodied and very layered with so much going on. Creme brulee, pie crust and zingy acidity. Minty and lively. Strawberries and oranges coming through. This is 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, all fermented in wood, 60% new. Drink now.” 97 pts, James Suckling
“Splendid nose with an interplay of smoke, hazelnut and gentle spices, along with a touch that is reminiscent of the salty tang of a sea breeze, but what is especially captivating is the elegant floral scent. After resting a while in the glass, the wine develops nuanced notes of menthol. The mouthfeel is remarkably fleshy but also has an underlying chalky texture that seems almost tannic on the superb, emotionally satisfying finish. The oak influence is subtle and surprisingly elegant.” 95 pts, Decanter
|Grower||Champagne Henri Giraud|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Wine Type||Sparkling wines|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
Champagne Henri Giraud
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