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Champagne Henri Giraud MV - Brut Fut de Chene 750 ml.

$230.00
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Product Description
RP 91
WS 94

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Varietal: Chardonnay; Pinot Noir; Pinot Meunier

Vintage: NV

Size: 750 ml.

Champagne Henri Giraud is the oldest Champagne house still owned by its founding family – the Giraud-Hémart family has farmed vines at Aÿ since 1625. However, it is only since current head Claude Giraud took over that the wines have been released under the family name. The flagship release is the rich, voluptuous Fût de Chêne, a Pinot Noir-dominant Champagne blend.

SKU: A0209
Reviews
Robert Parker - 91 See more...
A multi-vintage assemblage consisting of 70-30 Pinot-Chardonnay, Giraud’s NV Brut Fut De Chene Disg. 3/2012 exhibits resinous – almost coniferous – overtones that point toward wood, in this case new oak from the Argonne. (So it appears from my recent experience that sometimes the flavor of these barrels gets entirely out of the way, and sometimes it asserts itself.) But these wood-borne elements nicely segue into intimations of ocean spray, as well as white peach, grapefruit and lemon that form the luscious basis for this bottling’s sappy, substantial yet vivacious palate. In its gripping and almost blatantly intense finish, too, this wine’s faintly resinous, woody edge manages to dovetail into bittersweet citrus oils, ripe peach, and mouthwatering salinit
Wine Spectator - 94 See more...
Elegant overall, with a refined, creamy texture and beautiful integration. This rich Champagne displays power and focus, with expansive flavors of baked currant, plum, bread dough, crystallized honey, ground clove, grated coconut and ginger on the long-lasting finish.