Henri Giraud

Hommage À François Hémart Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend

9.1124 ratings
9.130 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

I'm a fan of Henri Giraud, perhaps more so after meeting Claude Giraud at the International Pinot Noir Festival last year. The winery has embarked on serious research with respect to revitalizing the Argonne Forest and at the same time, re-establishing a local cooperage. The Hommage NV is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay—it's rather serious in its expression, with a piercing vein of chalky acidity that radiates cleanly through the core, giving lift to smoky yellow apples, bosc pear, and peach notes.

I'm a fan of Henri Giraud, perhaps more so after meeting Claude Giraud at the International Pinot Noir Festival last year. The winery has embarked on serious research with respect to revitalizing the Argonne Forest and at the same time, re-establishing a local cooperage. The Hommage NV is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay—it's rather serious in its expression, with a piercing vein of chalky acidity that radiates cleanly through the core, giving lift to smoky yellow apples, bosc pear, and peach notes.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.2

Jeroboams, when even a magnum won't do.

Jeroboams, when even a magnum won't do.

Jun 10th, 2017
Anya Spethmann

So good.

So good.

Jun 6th, 2016
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.2

Brioche and mineral - lovely with seafood tapas

Brioche and mineral - lovely with seafood tapas

Oct 5th, 2015
Destiny Dudley

Simple, easy drinker. Gets better as she opens.

Simple, easy drinker. Gets better as she opens.

Feb 13th, 2014
Ryan Stotz

Always thrilling. More warm spice than recent disgorgements, and more body too. Finer bubbles and more floral lift to the finish, though, and more muscular through the middle, so, overall, probably the best bottle of this I've had. Which is saying something.

Always thrilling. More warm spice than recent disgorgements, and more body too. Finer bubbles and more floral lift to the finish, though, and more muscular through the middle, so, overall, probably the best bottle of this I've had. Which is saying something.

Jul 30th, 2016
Nicola Morvillo

On 23/8/16

On 23/8/16

Aug 23rd, 2016
Spencer Spetnagel

Outstanding

Outstanding

Aug 15th, 2016
jessica millstein

White peach and papaya dancing on my tongue!

White peach and papaya dancing on my tongue!

Mar 27th, 2016
Rassadkin Alexander

Фрукт и булка, довольно сочное, с легким намеком на мед. Тело среднее-. Финиш коротковат

Фрукт и булка, довольно сочное, с легким намеком на мед. Тело среднее-. Финиш коротковат

Mar 5th, 2016