The Cuvée des Enchanteleurs of the Champagne House Henriot prooves their proficiency in the art of blending the varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of the Grand Crus from the Champagne region. The bottles of this prestigious cuvée age in the darkness and tranquility of the cellars for at least 12 years in order to develop their full potential. The 1998 vintage has a beautiful golden yellow colour with an elegant effervescence and fine bubbles. On the nose, strong notes of candied citrus fruits, hazelnut, honey and pastry can be notized. It has a ripe and fine bouquet which presents a beautiful aromatic evolution. On the palate, the attack is bold and fresh, which is the sign of a great year. This champagne tastes of several aromas: exotic fruits, wild peach and butter and it has a nice persistence.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1998 Brut Cuvee des Enchanteleurs flows from the glass with juicy yellow peaches, apricots, mint, flowers and light honey. The wine shows gorgeous textural depth along with an utterly refined, impeccable mousse. All the flavors meld together seamlessly on the rich, buttery finish. This is a beautiful, complete Enchanteleurs to drink now and over the next handful of years. The 1998 is equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Champagne Mailly, Verzy, Verzenay, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Chouilly, all Grand Cru villages. This is Lot # L1112320111. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay/Pinot Noir|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHAMPAGNE HENRIOT 51722 REIMS CEDEX FRANCE|