Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne Aÿ Grand Cru MV16(750ml)[JS 97]

$1,580

Packing:OCB6

Lots of ripe apples, peaches, brioche, yeast, white pepper and bread dough. Mustard flowers, too. Full-bodied, yet so energetic and intense. So much going on. Subtle and intense. Light nuts and spices. Fine and angular with so much tension. Tight at the end. Mineral and iodine, too. Weightless on the palate. Better in a year or two, but already really excellent. 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay. One for the cellar.

~ 97 Points, James Suckling, May 2021

♦  Official Tasting Note

A beautiful golden colour with orange highlights identifies a full and generous wine. However, this is not like the worrying campaign 2008 in which we had to be patient and have steady nerves.

Due to the frosty weather of June, the flower has been somewhat affected but the heat given by the chalks of Aÿ lead the small Pinots of Les Valnons at the top of their ripeness.

A surprising first nose of fresh grape leads into a beautiful cooking prune jam acidity. This acidity is still present throughout the tasting until a very lively finish that brings in turns aromas of pine nuts, roasted pineapple, Iberian ham fat, balsamic, ginger and blood orange.

An extraordinary vintage made for the collectors.

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