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  • Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Gift Box) 2012 750ml

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Gift Box) 2012 750ml

733 SGD660 SGD
10% off
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
2012
Type
Sparkling
Format
750ml
Rating
Vinous 96
Description

The 2012 Argonne is superb. It is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay vinified in 100% new oak, which is barely perceptible. Silky, nuanced and incredibly refined, the 2012 opens to reveal layers of Mirabelle, dried flowers, orange zest and apricot. The interplay of Aÿ richness and more mineral inflections makes for an absolutely compelling Champagne. Unlike most releases of Argonne, the 2012 needs a few years in bottle to be at its best. Today, it is decidedly taut, but impressive just the same. (Originally published in August 2020)

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Citrus
    Flavours may include:
    Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
  • Green Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Apple, Pear
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • 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
Burgundy Chardonnay
Serving Temperature
8°C to 10°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Decant Type
Not Applicable
Food Pairings
Fish, Shellfish
Cuisine Recommendations
French, Japanese

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Gift Box) 2012 750ml

733 SGD660 SGD
10% off

Henri Giraud, Argonne Ay Grand Cru (Gift Box) 2012 750ml

733 SGD660 SGD
10% off