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Henriot Millesime Rose 2012

Mix 12
£88.00
Mix 6
£90.00
Per Bottle
£94.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Henriot Champagne was officially founded in 1808 under Apolline Henriot. She was the niece of the very famous Abbé Godinot, an erudite man who contributed to improvements in viticulture and the making of the Champagne wine. Apolline, an enterprising woman of great character, sold her wines both in France and became a huge success with royalty and Champagne Henriot became the favourite firstly at the Dutch court, then in Austria and Hungary. She passed on her savoir-faire to her grandson, Ernest and there the Henriot family tradition was born. From generation to generation, the House of Henriot has devoted all its talent to creating the most superb wines from grapes carefully selected from the great terroirs on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.

For Henriot, in order to make a Rosé Millésimé, the year must offer strong personalities and expressions of a character. Thanks to its heterogeneity and therefore its aromatic diversity, 2012 vintage was able to provide this profile of wines. Maison Henriot selected the wines for its Rosé Millésimé 2012 blend in the heart of the southern Montagne de Reims in Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Avenay Val d’Or and Mutigny. Among these wines, there is a particular one from a parcel in Aÿ, that is vinified as red wine and it represents 10% of the blend.

Weather:The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. August and September were very warm and this helped rescue and give the grapes a stunning maturity.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | In the heart of Montagne de Reims in Ay, Mareuil-sur-ay, Avenay Val d'Or and Mutigny
Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Red wine: 10%
Lees Ageing: 7 years
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now for 8+ years

Tasting Note: Rosé Millésimé offers a direct, powerful and charismatic profile. The nose is characterized by smoky and woody notes together with notes of Mirabelle plums and spices. On the palate, these aromas are accompanied by a particularly perceptible structure with an elegant and melting touch of tannins.
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Expert Reviews
92 → 94/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Medium-deep salmon colour. Rich pinot nose with pencil shavings, licorice and pepper alongside delicious cherry and strawberry fruit. A lot on the palate but not heavy. Gastronomic style with character. Ready to drink but can keep. ”
93/100
Essi Avellan
“Pretty orange-toned salmon colour, with depth gained by a 10% Aÿ red wine addition. The key crus of this refined yet powerful rosé are Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Avenay and Mutigny, on the Montagne de Reims. The rich Pinot nose seems highly youthful for the time being, not having moved much beyond primary fruitiness. Full of ripe cherry fruit, with pencil shavings and exotic spices. The palate comes with equal Pinot power and even a firming bite of tannin. There's lots of volume here, but freshness too. This has moved very little since I tasted it 18 months ago, which promises extreme longevity. Dosage 7g/l”
93/100
William Kelley
“Offering up attractive aromas of blood orange, red berries, peach, orchard fruit and brioche, Henriot's just-released 2012 Brut Rosé Millésimé is medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, with fine concentration, ripe but racy acids, a delicate mousse and a long, saline finish. This is one of the more intense, vinous wines to emerge from Henriot in some time, and it's very promising.”
94/100
Anne Krebiehl MW
“Confit lemon holds notes of fresh strawberry on the nose. The palate is taut, slender, chiselled and precise with exuberant citrus. A grown-up rosé with a beautiful structure that will allows this to evolve.”
93/100
Alison Napjus
“An elegant rosé Champagne, layering flavors of ripe cherry, blood orange sorbet and orchard blossom on the delicate, finely detailed mousse, with lightly mouthwatering acidity and a zesty underpinning lending focus through to the lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2027. 400 cases imported.”
18.5/20
Bettane et Desseauve
“Pinots Noirs paired with Chardonnays offer a luxurious ruby. Very fleshy and fruity, the nose is crunchy, we touch very closely and faithfully the skin and the pulp of a blood orange, a strawberry, a raspberry or even a cherry. The feeling is spherical, carnal and natural. The extent of the complexity is affirmed by the appearance of oriental spices, balsamic effects and soy sauce. The palate translates this abundant fruity fleshiness with a slightly candied acid line. An admirable budding plant is grafted instinctively, thus creating relief and structure, the aging of this perfect architecture will be splendid...”
93/100
James Suckling
“Aromas of sliced ripe strawberries with pomegranate. Some granite and earth, too. Full-bodied and very vinous with firmness to the texture and fine bubbles. Mushroom, berry and earth in the aftertaste with some citrus fruit. Very vinous. Pinot noir and chardonnay.”
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