Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne
Toasty nose. Well-mannered with a creamy mousse, an impressive light texture, bready flavours and light mineral notes on the finish.
A touch of vanilla-laced pastry cream sweetness accents this fresh and focused Champagne, with a fine mousse. This is well-balanced by crunchy acidity and flavors of lemon peel, green pear and spring blossom. Drink now through 2022.
Baked raspberries, pears, figs, pastries, orange curd and praline make for a rich and ripe nose. Medium-bodied with soft bubbles on the palate and fresh acidity. Supple and broad with creamy pastry and mixed-berry notes. Blend of 45% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier. 2015 base vintage with 40% reserve wines. Disgorged September 2019. 6g/l dosage. Drink now
Brut Souverain is almost equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, with five percent pinot meunier; reserve wines account for 30 percent of the blend, enriching it with bready notes and almond-like touches of maturity. The richness gives it a sweet impression, integrated into the tangy notes of cider and mint, then lasting on chalky savor. This would make a rich aperitif, or a partner to thinly sliced roast veal. Best Buy