It’s a cuvee "not for sale", reserved for the customers of the Maison Henriot.
Despite the name, which suggests, perhaps, the black grapes, this is a pure Chardonnay, whose grapes come, in large part, from the Grand Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs.
A bright gold effervescence, very fine, for a nose, sweet and quite mature. Lots of fruit, white and yellow - peach and pear, apple, melon and citrus - with a strong minerality, which also limits, the other olfactory actors, really weak or hidden.
The taste is smooth and shows itself less "mature", with high freshness and good acidic verve. A lot of fruit is mixed with chalk, for a fat sip, but a soft wire, due to a more than perceptible dosage.
Bottle “combed” and obedient to the goût maison - could not be otherwise - loving expressive sweetness.