HENRI GIRAUD, HOMMAGE AU PINOT NOIR, NV
ABOUTThis is the brand new cuvée from Champagne Henri Giraud and is the revitalisation of the much loved 'Hommage'. This new cuvée is medium straw in colour with a delightful, lively mousse in the glass. 100% Pinot Noir, the wine is based around the 2015 vintage and, on the nose, it is wonderfully rich, creamy and enticing with toasted brioche and ripe white strawberries. On the palate, it is simply divine with a rich, creamy mousse that provides a generous mouthfeel. Honeyed citrus and stone fruits are to the fore, with a little dried strawberry in the background. There are layers upon layers of toasty lees and savoury, biscuity complexity that all complement the honeyed fruit. There is also some flinty tension in the background which is heightened by the bright acidity that cleanses the back end of the palate. Long and broad on the finish, this magnificent cuvée is perfect for drinking now but will reward over the next 8-10 years. Simply Stunning!
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