2012 Henri Giraud Argonne
Champagne Blend - 750ML
2012 Henri Giraud Argonne
  • JS 99
  • DC 98
  • WA 97

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, August 2020
This is an extraordinary, hand-crafted Champagne with aromas of strawberries, spice, dried apples, clementines and subtle bread dough. Dried oranges, too. Full-bodied, yet so tight, compact and powerful with a solid core...   This is an extraordinary, hand-crafted Champagne with aromas of strawberries, spice, dried apples, clementines and subtle bread dough. Dried oranges, too. Full-bodied, yet so tight, compact and powerful with a solid core of fruit and a finish that goes on forever. 90% pinot noir and 10% chardonnay, all from the village of Ay and fermented and aged in new wood for 15 months. Then aged in bottle. Superb structure and complexity. One for the cellar.  
DC 98
Decanter, August 2020
The bouquet is simply sumptuous with hints of mint and anise, overlying its 'al dente' or slightly crunchy white fruit, along with an enticing grace note of gentle spices. On the palate, the texture is fleshy, almost...   The bouquet is simply sumptuous with hints of mint and anise, overlying its 'al dente' or slightly crunchy white fruit, along with an enticing grace note of gentle spices. On the palate, the texture is fleshy, almost creamy, but perfectly balanced with remarkable overall precision, and enlivened by the stream of very fine bubbles. A great Champagne that manages the rare feat of having a style that is both vinous and delicate. 100% provenance from Aÿ. 100% new oak barrels. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Only 5,000 bottles produced. Dosage: 6g/L, disgorged April 2020. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040  
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021
Disgorged in April 2020 with six grams per liter dosage, the 2012 Brut Grand Cru Aÿ Argonne is brilliant, unwinding in the glass with aromas of tarte tatin, mint, honeycomb, mirabelle plums, toasted bread and spices...   Disgorged in April 2020 with six grams per liter dosage, the 2012 Brut Grand Cru Aÿ Argonne is brilliant, unwinding in the glass with aromas of tarte tatin, mint, honeycomb, mirabelle plums, toasted bread and spices. Full-bodied, vinous and intensely concentrated, it's layered and elegantly muscular, with lively acids and a seamless, structured profile. Only 5,000 bottles were produced, aged in entirely new barrels from the forest that lends this cuvée its name. - William Kelley  
Category Description
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Closure Cork