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Henriot Brut Champagne "Cuvee des Enchanteleurs" 1995 (Champagne, France) - [WE 98] [BH 94] [ST 93] [WS 92] [RP 92]
Henriot Brut Champagne "Cuvee des Enchanteleurs" 1995 (Champagne, France) - [WE 98] [BH 94] [ST 93] [WS 92] [RP 92]


 


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Retail Price: $220.00
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Winery: Henriot
Varietal: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: 1995
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: HENRIOTENCHANTELEURS95-W

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About this Wine:

The quintessence of the Henriot style, this cuvée is dominated by Chardonnay, lending elegance to its complex structure. Produced with respect for family tradition, this great cuvée appears only in exceptional years. A wine from Champagne’s greatest terroirs.

The name “Enchanteleur” borne by this rare wine refers to the cellar workers in the days when vinification was carried out only in barrels. Their work consisted in particular of piling up the casks on wooden beams. It was said that they “put the casks on chantiers (gantries)”, that they “enchantelaient”... They traditionally enjoyed the privilege of making for themselves a small Champagne cuvée produced from the finest wines.


Ratings & Reviews

98 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A glorious Champagne, now at the peak of its powers and maturity. It is rich, creamy, lightly toasty, cookies and yeast propelling the fruits and acidity forward into a wonderful texture. This wine confirms Henriot’s place at the top tables of Champagne." — R.V. (12/1/2010)

94 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"This has added a bit more maturity in the two years that have passed since my last review as the expressive, complex and classy nose is now almost completely mature with the same intensely yeasty character that has a touch of baked apple and spice to it that continues onto the delicious, refined and still rather masculine flavors that continue to pack plenty of power, punch and finishing character on the impressively long backend. A terrific effort that is now fully mature though it should hold at this level for years to come. In a word, wonderful." (Oct 01, 2009)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Yellow-gold. Rich, toasty and leesy on the nose, with powerful poached pear, musky yellow plum, sea salt and cured meat aromas accented by exotic blond tobacco. Full and rich in orchard and soft citrus fruit flavors, with deep truffle and smoke notes adding complexity and refreshing lift provided by gentle acids. Delicious and powerful Champagne that would be an ideal choice for a rich crab or lobster dish." - Josh Raynolds (Nov/Dec '06)

92 Points -
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Elements of toast, grapefruit, pech and mineral come into play in this racy, well-integrated bubbly, which is firm and focused, with a long aftertaste of vanilla and toast. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported." –BS (12/15/2010)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A rich, round style, combining toast, vanilla, peach and grapefruit aromas and flavors in the right proportions. It's supported by a vibrant structure and cruises to a long, mineral aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 1,800 cases imported." (12/15/2008)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is delicious, featuring vanilla, graphite, toast and candied lemon aromas and flavors. Creamy in texture, yet firmly structured, with refinement and length. Has a nice vanilla and coffee aftertaste. Drink now through 2020." (12/31/2007)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The house’s 1995 Brut Cuvee des Enchanteleurs reveals white truffles, spices, flowers, honey and dried pears in a medium-bodied style. The wine offers compelling inner perfume in its fruit and excellent overall harmony. The Cuvee des Enchanteleurs is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.

Henriot is a medium-sized, family-run estate located in Reims. Based on the wines I tasted it looks like quality is on the rise." - Antonion Galloni (12/2008)




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