Henriot

Brut Souverain Champagne Blend

9.0540 ratings
9.0119 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, 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
Will Stanley

This is a superb NV Champagne, really quite dry, with flavours of butterscotch, shortbread, lemon pith, white grapefruit, all cut along a savoury and chalky profile with firm acidity, great texture and satisfying length. For a house wine, this is a real success.

This is a superb NV Champagne, really quite dry, with flavours of butterscotch, shortbread, lemon pith, white grapefruit, all cut along a savoury and chalky profile with firm acidity, great texture and satisfying length. For a house wine, this is a real success.

Feb 14th, 2021
Jay Kline

Henriot often flies under the radar and I get it, there are so many options out there...but don’t sleep on this house. This, their most modest offering, delivers immense pleasure for the price. A near 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (I guess they use 5% Pinot Meunier) the Brut Souverain displays well ripened pears, lightly roasted nuts, slightly burned brioche and a kiss of citrus. The texture is rich and creamy. The finish is long and satisfying. No disgorgement data. While there is a code on the back, I was social and wasn’t going to give myself the brain damage to decode that mess.

Henriot often flies under the radar and I get it, there are so many options out there...but don’t sleep on this house. This, their most modest offering, delivers immense pleasure for the price. A near 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (I guess they use 5% Pinot Meunier) the Brut Souverain displays well ripened pears, lightly roasted nuts, slightly burned brioche and a kiss of citrus. The texture is rich and creamy. The finish is long and satisfying. No disgorgement data. While there is a code on the back, I was social and wasn’t going to give myself the brain damage to decode that mess.

Feb 1st, 2021
Michael Herzog

Always solid and a good value for the price.

Always solid and a good value for the price.

Aug 15th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Yeasty and vanilla on the nose, crisp apple, tart lemon. Very fresh. Felt like a Champagne night and this is a good one to just PnP.

Yeasty and vanilla on the nose, crisp apple, tart lemon. Very fresh. Felt like a Champagne night and this is a good one to just PnP.

Apr 1st, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Christmas dinner at friends. Getting it started with bubbles. Merry Christmas 🎄🦌⛄️🎁🎅🤶❄️🍾

Lemon meringue, grapefruit with pith, lime zest, bruised apple & pear, some apple jolly rancher, pineapple juice, cream, butterscotch, beautiful, soft, volcanic minerality, yeast, bread dough, sea spray, round, lively acidity and juicy, polished finish. From Magnum.

Christmas dinner at friends. Getting it started with bubbles. Merry Christmas 🎄🦌⛄️🎁🎅🤶❄️🍾

Lemon meringue, grapefruit with pith, lime zest, bruised apple & pear, some apple jolly rancher, pineapple juice, cream, butterscotch, beautiful, soft, volcanic minerality, yeast, bread dough, sea spray, round, lively acidity and juicy, polished finish. From Magnum.

Dec 25th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

We're entertaining my in-laws and parents today, fun 🤷‍♂️. Bottles go fast when you're pouring for six glasses.

Toasty brioche, lemon curd lite, fresh pear, wet chalk, nice balance. Disgorged: Mar 2017

We're entertaining my in-laws and parents today, fun 🤷‍♂️. Bottles go fast when you're pouring for six glasses.

Toasty brioche, lemon curd lite, fresh pear, wet chalk, nice balance. Disgorged: Mar 2017

Sep 7th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Awkward tonight with some hints of Asparagus. Others liked it. Not sure...?

Awkward tonight with some hints of Asparagus. Others liked it. Not sure...?

Aug 28th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Always consistent. Good mid palate depth and clean finish. SM

Always consistent. Good mid palate depth and clean finish. SM

Aug 15th, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

I am a fan of this NV champagne. Because it is still family owned, this is highly recommended instead of NV Moet or Cliquot. It also out performs those wines while remaining in the same price point. Buttery & hazelnut on the nose with complex notes of brioche & pear on the palette with enjoyable acidity. Drink now or hold for a couple years. Great QPR!

I am a fan of this NV champagne. Because it is still family owned, this is highly recommended instead of NV Moet or Cliquot. It also out performs those wines while remaining in the same price point. Buttery & hazelnut on the nose with complex notes of brioche & pear on the palette with enjoyable acidity. Drink now or hold for a couple years. Great QPR!

Jul 15th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

This had a sense of familiarity to it. It reminds me of a lighter version of Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve. Similar notes of baked key lime pie and toasted oak on the nose, but the palate showed less honey/nougat. Maybe more limestone. Very solid. I called it NV French champagne.

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

This had a sense of familiarity to it. It reminds me of a lighter version of Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve. Similar notes of baked key lime pie and toasted oak on the nose, but the palate showed less honey/nougat. Maybe more limestone. Very solid. I called it NV French champagne.

May 23rd, 2019