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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Henriot Brut Millesime 2005
Henriot Brut Millesime 2005
(search item no. 113917)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Golden yellow with fine bubbles. Brut Millesime has a complex nose with mature notes like leather, the strength of the pinots attesting the year. Rich aromas reveal elegant notes of black fruits, cherry, blackberry, and bilberry. On the palate, the wine has fine maturity, but also richness. Mellow notes of pastries, marzipan with a touch of honey, toast and aromas of gingerbread follow. Fine ripe notes complete the finale.
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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.