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Henri Giraud Esprit Nature 1.5L Magnum

Champagne

Sale price
HK$948   each
Regular price
RRP HK$1,100 
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HK$888  in any 6+
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19% off rrp
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Palate Profile

Described by leading wine critic Robert Parker as "the finest Champagne house virtually no one has ever heard of". 

Champagne Henri Giraud was established in 1625 in Aÿ and is now under the ownership of Claude Giraud – who represents the 12th generation of the family. The Giraud-Hémart family own 20 hectares - 35 parcels of Grand Cru land of which 26 is planted with Pinot Noir and 9 with Chardonnay. Henri Giraud’s boutique, environmentally-friendly production (subscribing to the ‘lutte-raisonnée’ -limited intervention grape growing) is limited to 250 000 bottles a year.

Critic Awards

An unusually golden colour shimmers in the glass. The nose is immediate with the mellow richness of Red Delicious apple flesh. The palate has a lovely saltiness to counter the rich, Pinot- and ryebread scented richness. There is an intensity and depth that is immense, here is resonance on a bone-dry but rich body. The finish is taut, clean, salty.

A fresh, bright and sleek Champagne with aromas of biscuits, lemon pith, pear skins, apricots and pie crust. Supple bubbles on the fresh, dry palate. Salted-praline notes at the end. 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, plus 50% perpetual reserve, all vinified in old oak barrels from the Argonne forest. Delicious now.

Esprit Nature is the perfect entry-level Champagne for lovers of vinous and dense Champagne. With notes of orchard fruits, spices and almonds, it offers its full scope in the mouth with a delicious texture. 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, based on 2016 and with 50% reserve wines.

Region and Grapes

Region: Aÿ-Champagne
Grapes: 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay,
ABV: 12.5%

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