Dominik Mueller

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NV Henri Giraud Esprit Nature

Tasting note

2023 Christmas wines

For this year’s Christmas, I picked four wines to pair with a down to earth broth fondue. For aperitif, we started with a champagne by Henri Giraud. From there we went to Burgundy, then Bordeaux, and ended up at the Saar in Germany. Originally, I’d chosen a 1996 Sauternes to wrap things up but we decided to keep that bottle for another time. 2026 Christmas, perhaps?

Deep lemon yellow colour, fine bubbles. The bouquet is inviting with fresh apples, lemon and well-balanced notes of bread and yeast. In the mouth, the mousse is elegant and the overall mouthfeel is fresh. Slight creaminess. Very good aperitif style champagne.

Drink through 2025.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 24 December 2023.

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Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
10Wines with a DM9 to DM12 rating are very good wines, above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They are pure, balanced, and have no flaw whatsoever. They begin to show complexity. Moreover, these wines have their own character and transport typicity and terroir.
/ 20 ("very good")
Stars:
4Wines with a rating of 4 stars are excellent wines in their category. They are almost at the top of their peer group in terms of personality and complexity.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: NV
Colour:white
Style:sparkling
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Henri Giraud
Country:France
Region:Champagne
Subregion:n/a
Appellation: Champagne AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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