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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Henriot Brut Millesime 1996
Henriot Brut Millesime 1996
(search item no. 84830)
collectible wine
not core in nc/ma

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brightly colored with green tints. Fine, persistent bubbles. Rich and fresh on the nose. White fruit and flowers evolving towards mineral, spicy notes. Remarkably balanced on the palate. The attack is fresh and remarkably well balanced with a silky texture. Very pure and fine. This wine will be excellent as an aperitif and could also accompany refined fish dishes.
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About Henriot:

In spite of the destruction of most of the archives during the war, the installation of the family Henriot with Champagne is situated towards 1550. In this time, the Henriot family was in the head of different activities of trade (wine, wool …). It is the XVIII ème century when the family specializes in The wine activity. In 1808, some years after the death of her husband, Nicolas Simon Henriot, Appoline Godinot, creates the mark Widow Henriot Ainé, the first of all those créees in the XIX ème century. Supervised by this dynamic woman, Champagne Henriot acquires within 50 years an international fame which nothing will come to contradict. In 1850, king of Holland attributes at Home his royal patent, very desired distinction, confirmed in 1881 by prince Frédéric of Holland. Later, in 1905 , François Joseph, King and Emperor of the empire Austro-Hongrois, granted the supreme privilege to Alexandre Henriot To supply the Court of Hasbourg. The House Henriot is authorisée to reproduce the austro-Hungarian coats of arms on its commercial documents.