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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TRADE TASTING: Champagne Henriot, October 16, 2008

 The Time and Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008  2PM to 4PM

The Event: a tasting of Champagne Henriot plus some Burgundies (they own Bouchard Pere et Fils and William Fevre) recently released at Vintages, with Export Manager Anne Deraisme.

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street

The Target Audience: wine writers

The Availability/Catalogue: varies, but landed.

The Quote: "The house was founded in 1808, and it is still run by the family. They average about 97% of the fine crus in their blends".

The Wines:


**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Teurons 2006, $53.95, +653675

-Henriot Brut Souverain NV, $59.95 retail, +959643 Dec. 6 Vintages

-Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs 1995, $195, +83774, Classics Catalogue November.


***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Cote de Beaune Villages 2005, $24.95, +714998

-William Fevre Chablis Mountmains 1er Cru 2006, $34.95, +977587

-Henriot Brut Rose NV, $89 retail, Consignment


The Food: cheeses, croquettes, cheese puffs, shrimp, onion confit.

The Contact Person:

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 90.



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