Henri Giraud Esprit Nature Brut NV Bottle size: 750ml

France, Champagne
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‘Right from the beginning, this has an enchanting nose of red apple, raspberry and candied orange peel. But as it aerates in the glass, notes of chocolate and sushi ginger emerge. Tons of depth and structure for a Brut NV, the creaminess reining in the power. The long, saline finish pulls you back for more. A cuvee of 3/4 pinot noir and 1/4 chardonnay. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 94/100

‘The NV Esprit Nature is a fabulous introduction to this range. Creamy, open-knit and so expressive, the Esprit Nature captures all of the textural intensity that is such a Giraud signature, but in an approachable style. The Esprit Nature is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay done mostly in oak, with a bit of sandstone amphora. This release is based on 2017, 50% reserve wines. Readers should note that the "Nature" is used here as part of the wine name, rather than an indication of dosage, which is 6 grams per liter. 2021 – 2029.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100

‘Based on the 2017 vintage (complemented with some 50% from the house's perpetual reserve) and disgorged in January 2020, the latest rendition of the NV Brut Esprit Nature is showing very well, mingling aromas of yellow orchard fruit and peach with nuances of toasted bread, candied peel, white flowers, clear honey and fresh almonds. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's elegantly vinous, with lively acids and a long, delicately oak-inflected finish. Fermented in barrels, some 20% of the blend derives from domaine holdings. 2020-2030’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 92/100

‘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.’ – Yohan Castaing, Decanter, 91/100

‘This balanced Champagne has a fine mousse, with a well-knit spine of citrus-laced acidity defining rich notes of plumped cherry, rosehip, biscuit and candied ginger. Drink now through 2024.’ – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 90/100

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 12%
Blend information 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating JS 94
Producer information Henri Giraud is one of the oldest Champagne families, 12 generations later they are still independent and family run, and ‘a modern legend in the making’ as per Decanter. Known for their barrel fermented, muscular Champagnes, thanks to their Grand Cru pinot noir plantings in the village of Aÿ and heralded as ‘the finest Champagne house no one has ever heard of,’ by Robert Parker almost two decades ago, they have since amassed a cult following. ‘If you love the wines of Salon, Selosse, Krug, Egly and other mighty Houses, then you will adore the intense fanfare of flavours that accompanies a bottle of Henri Giraud Champagne.’– Matthew Jukes
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