Highly Rated Champagne from Henriot including the Cuvee Hemera and the Rare Cuve 38 Magnum

Highly Rated Champagne from Henriot including the Cuvee Hemera and the Rare Cuve 38 Magnum

 
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Refined Champagne from a old and respected Champagne house
 
The House of Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that have stayed in the same family for over two hundred years. With no outside influence, the house is uninhibited in its pursuit of quality first and foremost in every one of their wines. The exceptional proportion of wines from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards, the ageing times and the quantity of reserve wines used in producing each blend illustrate the demanding standards that are only possible thanks to the freedom to make decisions, years of experience and the imagination to create the future.
Today we are delighted to offer the full range including the rare Cuve 38 (only bottled in Magnum and beautifully presented) and the Prestige Cuvee Hemera. 
The entire range has received glowing reviews.
Wines are available now - stock up for Christmas!
Henriot Cuve 38
Champagne Henriot Cuvee 38 Solera MV MAGNUM
$1199.95 a Magnum (VERY LIMITED)

Tyson Stelzer:  In 2015, Henriot unveiled a remarkable new prestige cuvée, which it had secretly held in production for an incredible 25 years. In 1990, Joseph Henriot set aside a special vat of grand cru Côte des Blancs chardonnay. An addition has been made in each of the best vintages since, largely from Chouilly and Avize, with lesser contributions from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and  Cramant, in something of a solera system. The proportion of each vintage addition may be as little as 1% of the blend, or as much as 18%, according to taste. The blend has grown to fill a 467hL tank, held at 14°C to retain freshness, and, to make space for each addition, the same volume is removed, bottled exclusively in magnums with less than 5g/L dosage and aged for a further five years. Only 1000 magnums will be released each year.
I was privileged to be the first outside the house to see a sneak preview of this unprecedented new concept. This was not the first time I've witnessed the other-worldly freshness that can be sustained by annually refreshing a grand old solera in a big tank, but nothing prepared me for the unbridled joy of youth radiating from this glass. I was stunned that a blend whose youngest component was seven years old, and oldest no less than 24 years, could trap such a bright straw hue, breathtaking lemon blossom and lemon zest fragrance and vibrant focus. The wisdom of maturity is articulated in aged richness of nougat character, but still far from tertiary in its development. A taut, dry, saline finish and an appropriate reductive note rejoices in the texture of a quarter of a century on lees, amplifying the depth and definition of inimitable Côtes des Blancs grand cru minerality. It deserves a big glass and lots of air, but it will blossom with another five years of age, and will effortlessly take another 25 years in its stride. 97 Points
Decanter:  Not the first time I've witnessed the other worldly freshness that can be sustained by annually refreshing a grand old solera, but I was stunned by the unbridled joy of youth radiating from this glass. The wisdom of maturity is articulated in secondary richness, but its's still far from tertiary in its development. It will effortlessly take another 25 years in its stride. 97 Points
 
Champagne Henriot Hemera 2005
$439.95 a Bottle (Limited)

Decanter:  13 years on lees.  This long awaited new prestige cuvée, Hemera - named after the ancient Greek goddess of daytime - is a perfectionist creation of Henriot's villages, all Grands Crus. It's a brilliant medley of top Chardonnay from cooler Chouilly and the poised weight of Avize and Mesnil, combined with equally rigorous grand cru Pinot from north Montagne, Mailly and Verzenay. 97 Points

Wine Enthusiast: Only produced in the top years, t
his wine, named apparently after the Greek goddess of daylight, has just achieved maturity. It is rich in notes of almonds and toast that meld together with the ripe white fruits. It's a great wine that is impressive and ready to drink, although it will also easily age further. 96 Points
Champagne Henriot Rose Millesime 2008
$192.95 a Bottle

Henriot Rose 2008 Decanter:  55% pinot, majority from the Montagne de Reims, particularly Mareuil-sur-Ay, verzy, verzenay, Avenay and Trepail, 45% chardonnay, from Cote des Blancs, particularly Avize and Vertus; aged 9 years on lees; 7g/L dosage. 
Two years ago I announced this as a rare 2008 to drink now, and it was certainly drinking beautifully on release, but such is the sheer stamina of the sensational 2008 seaon that it is still singing with full voice and has paled only the slightest fraction. 97 Points

Tyson Stelzer: Glorious restraint emanates in a pretty, glowing, pale-salmon hue, an almost invisible bouquet and a palate exalting now more than ever in the wonderful texture of long lees age. Delicate red cherry and wild strawberry fruit have evolved from youthful verve, now relaxing into toasty, roasted almond, creamy maturity, amid nuances of vanilla. Silky texture harmonises the magical touch of bottle age with soft chalk-infused minerality and beautiful poised tannin support, drawn out by the fine acid line of inimitable 2008 vintage.
Champagne Henriot Brut Millesime 2008
$166.95 a Bottle

Henriot Vintage 2008
Decanter:  9 years on lees.
Henriot's 2008 Brut Millesime is rich, creamy and super-expressive, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Pastry, apricot, lemon confit, green pear and white flowers all grace this subtle, inviting Champagne from Henriot. The 2008 has enough fruit to drink well now, but also more than enough vibrancy to develop nicely in bottle.   96 Points
 
Champagne Rose NV
$111.95 a Bottle
Henriot Rose Decanter: 70% Grand Cru et Premier Cru grapes; 40% Chardonnay - 50% Pinot Noir - 10% Pinot Meunier; 12% blended rosé Champagne; 30% reserve wines; Aged for 3 years on the lees; Dosage less than 9g/l. With impressive intensity and poise, yet retaining elegance, this is a refined and restrained rosé that juxtaposes chalk mineral texture with soft, fine phenolic structure and pretty rose hip, red cherry and pink pepper character. This base has been in the market for two years and is now showing its sensitivity, recently evolving rapidly to a medium salmon copper hue, with youthful red fruits rusting into orange, tamarillo, oregano and toast. 95 Points 

Wine Spectator
A rich and toasty version, featuring roasted almond, brioche, honey and graphite notes. Vibrant acidity and a finely textured bead keep this mouthwatering and light-footed, carrying flavors of dried cherry, wild strawberry and licorice. Drink now through 2020.   94 Points
Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV
$105.95 a Bottle

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Decanter:  An elegant bouquet of warm, fresh toasty character. The palate is crisp yet creamy with lovely notes of baked white peach, roasted nuts, ending with a refined mineral and chalky quality. Good length and immensely pleasing to drink. Undeniably well-made. 95 Points and Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Huon Hooke:  Light to medium straw colour. The bouquet is delectably complex and refined, with candlewax, straw, toast, creamy and freshly shelled nut aromas. The taste is rich and complex, profound and smooth, with an irresistible texture and refinement, coupled with intensity and tremendous persistence. It has tremendous focus. A really outstanding non-vintage blanc de blancs...95 Points
Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV
$78.95 a Bottle

Henriot Souverain Wine Enthusiast: A beautifully fine mousse indicates the class of this finely crafted wine. It has some weight, flavors of green apples, with hints of fresh apricots. There is extreme freshness here, the style dry but rich. This bottling tastes young and would be worth aging six months.  94 Points
To view the wines, read more reviews and order on our website  
Or you may order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au. Wines are available now.
Cheers,  
Darren 

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

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Refined Champagne from a old and respected Champagne house
 
Champagne Delamotte is not only one of the oldest champagne houses, but also, arguably, one of the most refined in style and pedigree. 
Established in 1760 in the prestigious village of Le Mesnil, Champagne Delamotte is Chardonnay's most dedicated advocate. Indeed, most of Delamotte's vineyards are planted with Chardonnay, all of which enjoy the exalted Grand Cru status common to the very best Champagnes. Alongside the elegant Delamotte Brut NV (a blend with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier but Chardonnay-dominant nonetheless) and delicate, strawberry-scented rosé, the Blanc de Blancs cuvées (non-vintage and vintage) are the stars of the show, both tantalisingly rich yet delicate. This is hardly surprising, considering Delamotte's status as sister house of the legendary Salon Champagne, perhaps the world's finest and rarest Blanc de Blancs Champagne.

There is always some talk of what happens with grapes from Delamotte's sister house when Salon decides not to produce a wine (which is rather often). Many speculate that they are used for Delamotte, although Salon chooses not to confirm this!

We present the range of Delamotte Champagne including the newly released Blanc de Blancs 2012. With the whisper that no Salon will be released in 2012 one can only speculate!

Wines are available now - stock up for Christmas!

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 Pol Roger including the 2008 Cuvee Winston Churchill

Pol Roger is a special favourite, expecially when we have the opportunity to drink the Cuvee Winston Churchill.

We present it, along with the full range of Pol Champagne including some festive season Magnums.

To view the wines on our website click here.
 

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