Henri Giraud

Aÿ Grand Cru Fût De Chêne Brut Champagne Blend

9.43 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
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Shay A
9.4

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

Technically a MV blend. Not dissimilar to Krug in style...warm profile with baked fruits and some savory versus sweetness battle towards the finish. It has that ginger note I always associate with Krug, as well as toffee and sea salt. Honeyed stone fruits, limestone, good acidic backbone with warm baked bread consistent throughout. Delicious stuff. Thanks
@joe leatherwood .

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

Technically a MV blend. Not dissimilar to Krug in style...warm profile with baked fruits and some savory versus sweetness battle towards the finish. It has that ginger note I always associate with Krug, as well as toffee and sea salt. Honeyed stone fruits, limestone, good acidic backbone with warm baked bread consistent throughout. Delicious stuff. Thanks
@joe leatherwood .

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2020
E & K G

In magnum and brought back from France by a friend on a recent trip. Big and bold, yet with tons of elegance. Stone fruit, flowers, some salinity/umami, loooong finish. MV13

In magnum and brought back from France by a friend on a recent trip. Big and bold, yet with tons of elegance. Stone fruit, flowers, some salinity/umami, loooong finish. MV13

Dec 4th, 2019
Quinn Roberts

Quinn had this a year ago

Quinn had this a year ago

Mar 21st, 2019