Henri Giraud - NV - Champagne Esprit Nature - 375 ml.
France - Champagne
Chardonnay - Pinot Noir
Sparkling - Vintage: NV - Size: 375 ml.
Nose: Big and powerful, it has a delicious aroma of baked apple pie, roasted coffee beans and a hint of hazelnut that draws you in. Palate: The palate is more Burgundy than Champagne with its fullness and deep, enticing fruit character of red berries, combine with roasted nuts and baked red apples.
Based on the 2017 vintage (complemented with some 50% from the house's perpetual reserve) and disgorged in January 2020, the latest rendition of the NV Brut Esprit Nature is showing very well, mingling aromas of yellow orchard fruit and peach with nuances of toasted bread, candied peel, white flowers, clear honey and fresh almonds. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's elegantly vinous, with lively acids and a long, delicately oak-inflected finish. Fermented in barrels, some 20% of the blend derives from domaine holdings.
Wine Spectator: 92