"The Rosé Vintage 2012 presents shades of coral, is vivid rather than pale, and is both elegant and intensely fl avoured. The colour makes its vibrant, potent presence felt, only disturbed by the bright refl ections in the glass. A gossamer string of bubbles takes form and reveals its delicate foaming mousse.
On the nose, delicate fruit-laden notes underscore a fresh, striking minerally streak.
On the palate, the texture comes through in the piercing aromas and mellow softness of wild and gariguette strawberries. The rich ripeness of the fruit is joyously on point, presenting a vast spectrum of aromas and bracing freshness, underpinned by perfectly balanced complex structure. The flavours are consistent and linger on the palate as they whet the appetite, accompanied by a creamy edge so typical of the Henriot style. The aromas show all the potential to transform over time, and err towards slightly tropical notes of orange at the end of the palate. In years to come, more delicately toasted notes will come to the fore, as the mineral character and vivid ripeness temper over time.
The pleasure is palpable, full-flavoured and bursting with light."
"Offering up attractive aromas of blood orange, red berries, peach, orchard fruit and brioche, Henriot's just-released 2012 Brut Rosé Millésimé is medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, with fine concentration, ripe but racy acids, a delicate mousse and a long, saline finish. This is one of the more intense, vinous wines to emerge from Henriot in some time, and it's very promising."
93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate