Product is Sold Out
Out of stock!
Henriot Cuvée Héméra 2006 La Fête du Champagne (750ML)
Founded in 1808 by Apolline Henriot, Champagne Henriot is one of the few remaining family-owned Champagne houses, with more than 200 years of independence and heritage.
93 Points, William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Henriot's newly released 2006 Brut Cuvée Hemera is showing very nicely, offering up aromas of wheat toast, crisp stone fruit, dried white flowers, smoke and iodine. Medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with a generous core of fruit, bright acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a mouthwateringly sapid finish. The cuvée's rather reductive style marries well with the inherent opulence of the vintage, and it marks a notable step up over the inaugural 2005 in depth and concentration." 09/21
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2006 Cuvée Hemera, Henriot's top wine, is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards. Toasty and open-knit, with soft contours, the 2006 is an alluring Champagne that will drink well upon release. Baked apple tart, brioche, lemon confit, spice, vanillin and a classic touch of reduction add character throughout. All the elements come together so effortlessly." 11/20
93 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: "A very mature release with a wealth of strawberry and raspberry, as well as peach and some toasty grilled-almond notes. Baked pastry, too. The palate is so smooth with peaches and pastry and nicely integrated acidity. A sleek phenolic run to the finish. Fresh and layered. Drink now." 10/20
93 Points, Simon Field MW, Decanter: "Rich generous hue: gold tinged with hints of green, then a potent aromatic dominated by sherbet, vanillin, redcurrants and praline; the wine immediately assertive and confident, with end of season red apples, fig and praline harnessed in support. The palate is equally complex; initially we have sour honey and Mirabelle plum in the ascendant; then gingerbread, hints of beeswax and even Black Forest gateau! Despite more than a decade on the lees and a modest dosage, it is the richness and generosity which impress at first; more luxuriant, maybe, than the classic Henriot signature, but hallmark elegance and finesse assume control with a little air and a little more time in glass. Thereafter it is the finely poised and almost disciplined finish which provides an elegant counterpoint to the more cavalier declamation of the attack. Dosage: 8g/L. Disgorgement: late 2019." 10/20