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Monday, November 4, 2013

Tasting Henriot Champagnes at Momofuku!

The Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 2013  10:45 AM to 12:30 PM

The Event: Tasting Champagne Henriot with winemaker Laurent Fresent.

The Venue: Momofuku Diasho

The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers

The Availability/Catalogue: all champagnes are available through LCBO or as consignment/private orders

The Quote/Background: Laurent gave a low-key delivery on the style of Henriot champagnes, commenting on each as it was tasted. There were copious notes and press comments mad available to us.

The Wines:


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

-Henriot Brut Blanc de Blancs NV, $86 PO

-Henriot Brut Rose NV, $79 Consignment (great strawbs fruit)

-Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs 1998, $225 Classics +83775 Dec

-Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs 1990 magnum, $450 PO  (my favourite)


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

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

-Henriot Brut Millesime 2005, $99 PO


The Food: David Chang's and C Tosi's creations were available for complementing the champagnes, and we ate community style – we had kimchi, a falafel bun, roasted rice cakes with pork sausage and Chinese broccoli, a sliced hanger steak wrapped in Bibb lettuce (from McGee Farms in Ontario), a whole speckled trout fried and breaded with shrimp and smoked milk (also Ontario), and brussels sprouts with fish sauce. Crack pie (sugar pie on oat cookie dough) completed the meal.

The Contact Person:

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 93.


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