Argonne 2013 Henri Giraud
€ 446,49 (in Vat)
|Grape||Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay|
The 2013 Brut Grand Cru Aÿ Argonne is the latest in a series of superb releases from Giraud. Unwinding in the glass with notes of buttered toast, crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, warm spices and ripe stone fruits, it's full-bodied, deep and vinous, with a layered core of concentrated fruit, incisive acids and an elegant pearly mousse. Long and penetrating, it's finer-boned than its richer, more muscular 2012 predecessor; but like that more structured wine, it will reward bottle age.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Decadent aromas and flavors of butterscotch, dried apricot, ground cardamom, baked black currant and almond biscotti are on full display in this round and inviting Champagne. Backed by citrus peel acidity and invigorated by the finely detailed mousse, this is rich yet harmonious throughout, a wine for fans of the distinctive, opulent style. Intriguing hints of smoke, verbena, oyster shell and dried mint linger on the finish.