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  • Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Cuvee Collection) 2008 750ml

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Cuvee Collection) 2008 750ml

2,069 SGD1,862 SGD
10% off
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
2008
Type
Sparkling
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 94
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Description

The bright golden colored 2008 Aÿ Grand Cru Argonne Brut is what Henri Giraud calls "the diamond of our range, the best of the best of what we do". Based on 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay fermented and aged on the full lees for 12 months in Argonne oak barrels (of which 95% were new), the HG flagship cuvée opens with a clear, fresh, very fine, elegant and complex bouquet with matured fruit and brioche flavors. Highly elegant, round and fruity on the palate, this is a fine yet intense, matured, well-structured, complex and persistently salty 2008 that was disgorged in July 2017, after eight years on the second lees. 4.000 bottles made. Tasted April 2018.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Green Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Apple, Pear
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Nutty
    Flavours may include:
    Almond, Chestnut, Coconut
  • Toast
    Flavours may include:
    Toast, Coffee, Smoke
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
The greatest champagne you've never heard of' Robert Parker
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Flute
Serving Temperature
8°C to 10°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Decant Type
Not Applicable
Food Pairings
Fish, Spicy Food
Cuisine Recommendations
French, Japanese

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Cuvee Collection) 2008 750ml

2,069 SGD1,862 SGD
10% off

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Cuvee Collection) 2008 750ml

2,069 SGD1,862 SGD
10% off