Henri Giraud

Fût de Chêne Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

9.4150 ratings
9.544 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
Top Notes For
Martin Bergo

Outstanding nose of honey, nougat, and toast; but on the palate it is clear this bottle is past its peak!

Outstanding nose of honey, nougat, and toast; but on the palate it is clear this bottle is past its peak!

Nov 13th, 2020
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9.4

The MV 10 Fut de Chêne is a blend of 70% 2010 and 30% reserve wines. The flavors are bright, focused and lifted throughout. Even so, there is plenty of underlying Aÿ depth. Lemon confit, chamomile, mint and dried flowers are some of the signatures. Now that the Fut de Chêne perpetual reserve has a few more vintages in it, this cuvée is gaining in complexity, which is of course great to see. The MV 2010 needs at least six months in bottle to recover from its disgorgement. Even so, it is impressive today. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged December 6 2016. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

The MV 10 Fut de Chêne is a blend of 70% 2010 and 30% reserve wines. The flavors are bright, focused and lifted throughout. Even so, there is plenty of underlying Aÿ depth. Lemon confit, chamomile, mint and dried flowers are some of the signatures. Now that the Fut de Chêne perpetual reserve has a few more vintages in it, this cuvée is gaining in complexity, which is of course great to see. The MV 2010 needs at least six months in bottle to recover from its disgorgement. Even so, it is impressive today. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged December 6 2016. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

May 1st, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Terrific nose. Round body with insistent spine of acid. Some apricot, bread notes.

Terrific nose. Round body with insistent spine of acid. Some apricot, bread notes.

Jan 12th, 2018
Lewis Chester

NV. Base wine 2007. Fut de Chene. At Texture. One step below the Argonne from this producer. Ay based producer known for Pinot Noir dominant wines. Lovely nose - rich deep golden hue (indicative of new oak / oxidation maturation), lots of rich creamy oak notes. Oxidative style. On the palate, very rich - maybe too rich - round and slightly fat. Apricot, butterscotch and nuts. Decent length. Not bad at all if you are a fan of the style.

NV. Base wine 2007. Fut de Chene. At Texture. One step below the Argonne from this producer. Ay based producer known for Pinot Noir dominant wines. Lovely nose - rich deep golden hue (indicative of new oak / oxidation maturation), lots of rich creamy oak notes. Oxidative style. On the palate, very rich - maybe too rich - round and slightly fat. Apricot, butterscotch and nuts. Decent length. Not bad at all if you are a fan of the style.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
markus gould

one of my favourite producer of sparkling pleasure.
my only reservation was the sweetness (i usually prefer zero dosage to be honest) - but it all went crazy after almost two hours: the fût de chêne opened up like hell, the sweetness integrated, simply put FUN, HARMONY, BLISS.
hence my advise to open it in time resp. to decant it even!

one of my favourite producer of sparkling pleasure.
my only reservation was the sweetness (i usually prefer zero dosage to be honest) - but it all went crazy after almost two hours: the fût de chêne opened up like hell, the sweetness integrated, simply put FUN, HARMONY, BLISS.
hence my advise to open it in time resp. to decant it even!

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

MV10, Dégorgement: 12/2016, Dosage: 4.5g/l, 70% '10, Intense, touch of oak showing, but it really accents the intensity of fruit, layers of complexity, would love to see it with a little more bottle time, but showing really well.

MV10, Dégorgement: 12/2016, Dosage: 4.5g/l, 70% '10, Intense, touch of oak showing, but it really accents the intensity of fruit, layers of complexity, would love to see it with a little more bottle time, but showing really well.

May 19th, 2017
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.3

Very nice #champagne I was told that its flavor profile resembles the winemaker at Henri Giraud, a tall and strapping man who loves a good cigar. It's bold and corpulent and is a full-on expression of the oxidative style

Very nice #champagne I was told that its flavor profile resembles the winemaker at Henri Giraud, a tall and strapping man who loves a good cigar. It's bold and corpulent and is a full-on expression of the oxidative style

Dec 10th, 2015
Evan Roberts

Amazing

Amazing

Aug 19th, 2015
Bob McKechnie

This Champagne is off the charts delicious

This Champagne is off the charts delicious

Jun 21st, 2015
Matthew Stober

Yummy

May 12th, 2014