Henri Giraud Fut de Chêne 2000

RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling

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Tasting Notes

The 2000 Brut Fût de Chêne is the last in a series of wines that goes back to 1990. Honey, almonds, chamomile and dried apricots all flesh out in a rich, textured Champagne loaded with personality. Aging in oak gives the wine much of its power, breadth and pure richness. There is a lot to like in the 2000 Fût de Chêne, although I have to admit I like the direction of the new MV bottling a bit more. Still, this is a drop-dead gorgeous wine. Warm, oxidative overtones add a baritone register to the finish that is highly appealing. The 2000 is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, vinified in oak barrels, 20% of which were new. 2013-30

Score: 94Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2013

Score: 92Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (186), November 2010

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