2012 Henriot Brut Millesime

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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FAL 95 JS 94 WE 94 DC 93 WS 93 WA 92
FAL 95

Falstaff International, November 2021

A beautifully reductive nose smoulders with hints of flint, smoke and molten candlewax but also gives glimpses of ripe stone fruit and lemon. The palate carries on in this rich vein that suggests sumptuousness but is in...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, November 2021

A fragrant nose with aromas of apples, pears, brioche and candied citrus. Round, silky and balanced with fine bubbles and a flavorful, minerally finish. Full-bodied with a creamy texture and wonderfully soft fruit...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, July 2023

Now well mature, this Champagne has a slight dominance of Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. It balances citrus and green-apple flavors against its toast and spice. Drink now. — Roger Voss
DC 93

Decanter, April 2023

This elegant Champagne is still very youthful, with notes of ripe apple and acacia flowers. There is a discreet, well-integrated toasty character, but the autolysis is not overdone. The texture is creamy and dense, yet...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, December 2022

A firm and focused Champagne, with a subtle overtone of minerally smoke and brine. Lacy in texture and finely knit, this offers layers of yellow apple and pear fruit, marzipan, lemon preserves and aromatic accents of...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

92+ With the 2012 Brut Millésimé, Henriot's positive evolution begins to become apparent. A blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir, disgorged with less than six grams per liter dosage, it offers up aromas of citrus...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2012 Henriot Brut Millesime, a Champagne blend that encapsulates the essence of elegance and refinement. Hailing from the prestigious Champagne region of France, this white wine is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Henriot.

As we delve into the sensory journey of this remarkable vintage, we are immediately captivated by its golden hue, shimmering with a radiant brilliance in the glass. The nose unveils a fragrant symphony of aromas, with notes of crisp apples, juicy pears, and delicate brioche, intermingling harmoniously with hints of candied citrus. A subtle touch of smoke and flint adds an intriguing complexity, while the gentle waft of white flowers tantalizes the senses.

Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its true character, showcasing a lacy texture that caresses the palate with finesse. Layers of yellow apple and pear fruit unfold, accompanied by nuances of marzipan and lemon preserves, which add a delightful sweetness. Toasted accents and aromatic white flowers complete the ensemble, creating a multifaceted and captivating experience.

The 2012 Henriot Brut Millesime is expertly crafted from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with each varietal contributing its unique qualities. The firm structure and focused character of this Champagne are a testament to the powerful Pinot Noir sourced from the grand cru villages of Mailly and Verzenay. Meanwhile, the Chardonnay, hailing from the grand cru villages of Avize and Chouilly, offers a refreshing liveliness and notes of honeysuckle, lemon posset, and orchard fruit.

This extraordinary vintage has been dosed at just under 6g/L, earning it the label of Extra Brut. The generous texture is perfectly balanced by the rigour of a long mineral finish, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. With an alcohol percentage of 12.0, this wine showcases the ideal harmony between richness and freshness.

Accolades have poured in for the 2012 Henriot Brut Millesime. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive score of 93, praising its fine texture, layers of fruit, and mouthwatering finish. Decanter also bestowed a score of 93, highlighting its composition of grand cru villages and its incredible elegance. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, awarded it an impressive 94 points, emphasizing its fragrant nose, balanced structure, and soft fruit. Other notable publications, including Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Falstaff International, and Wine Enthusiast, have also praised this vintage for its precision, richness, and maturity.

Indulge in the allure of the 2012 Henriot Brut Millesime now or cellar it for further development. This wine is a testament to the expertise and dedication of Henriot, and it promises to elevate any occasion with its timeless charm and sophistication.