2008 Henri Giraud Argonne

Champagne Blend - 1.5L
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WA 94 VN 94 WS 93
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018

94+ The bright golden colored 2008 Aÿ Grand Cru Argonne Brut is what Henri Giraud calls "the diamond of our range, the best of the best of what we do". Based on 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay fermented and aged on the...
VN 94

Vinous, July 2018

The 2008 Argonne is a rich, dense wine. A rush of crème brûlée, apricot jam, new French oak, almonds, candied orange peel, and hazelnut announce this dense, powerful Champagne. Tropical overtones add to the wine’s an...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2018

Richly aromatic, with lime blossom, graphite and oak spice notes on the nose accenting flavors of glazed apple and brioche. Soft and creamy, enlivened by well-knit, citrus peel acidity and the delicate zestiness of the...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2008
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2008 Henri Giraud Argonne is a remarkable Champagne blend that showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of the renowned Henri Giraud winery. With its elegant white color and a cork closure, this wine exudes sophistication and refinement from the moment it is uncorked.

On the nose, the 2008 Argonne reveals a delightful bouquet of crème brûlée, apricot jam, new French oak, almonds, candied orange peel, and hazelnut. These aromas create a rich and complex profile that is both enticing and alluring. The tropical overtones add an exotic touch, making this Champagne truly unique and memorable.

Upon tasting, the 2008 Argonne impresses with its density and power. Flavors of glazed apple and brioche dominate the palate, accented by notes of lime blossom, graphite, and oak spice. The soft and creamy texture is enlivened by the well-knit acidity and delicate zestiness of the mousse. This Champagne offers a harmonious balance between richness and freshness, creating a truly pleasurable drinking experience.

The 2008 Argonne has received high praise from wine critics. Vinous awarded it a score of 94, describing it as a flamboyant Champagne that will appeal to those who appreciate bold and expressive wines. Wine Spectator also awarded it a score of 93, praising its rich aromatics and creamy texture. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 94+, calling it the "diamond of our range" and highlighting its elegance, complexity, and persistent saltiness.

With only 4,000 bottles produced, the 2008 Henri Giraud Argonne is a rare gem that deserves a place in any wine connoisseur's collection. Whether enjoyed now or aged for a few more years, this Champagne promises to deliver a memorable and delightful tasting experience.