Henri Giraud Champagne Aÿ Grand Cru Fût de Chêne Brut MV13
Henri Giraud Champagne never disappoints. Described by Robert Parker as "the finest Champagne house virtually no one has ever heard of. This extraordinary champagne is composed from a blend of 70% of the superb 2013 harvest, and 30% from the perpetual reserve, with 70% Pinots Noirs and 30% Chardonnays from Grand Cru vineyards around the hills of Aÿ. 20% matured for 12 months in new wood. The wine is aged in its bottle for a further 5 years. Delicate notes of fresh cut flowers joined by elegantly toasted, smoky, woody accents. It's a wine very much marked by the house style.