Clos Henri

Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeous.

Gathering 10 generations of know-how with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the family have broadened their horizons and continue to craft exceptional wines in the New World.

From the three different soil types of the estate, partially comprised of a clay hill shape, the family uses the best of French and New World winegrowing techniques to capture the essence of Marlborough’s intense character and reveal the identity and depth of the Clos Henri terroir.

Tasting Room

Our tasting room is open from the 1st October - 30th April, Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm, otherwise by appointment.

To enquire about visiting Clos Henri, email: cellardoor@closhenri.com.

We would love to welcome you to our tasting room. Come taste the terrior!

Wine Awards

CLOS HENRI SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013

  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc 2015, FR Gold

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 91 points
    ‘The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc delights with delicate flavors.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Bob Campbell MW. July 2014, NZ 93 points
    ‘Creamy textured with grapefruit, gooseberry, mineral and a seasoning of hazelnut lees flavours.’

  • Wine NZ Magazine, Summer 2014/2015 5 stars
    ‘Great palate texture, with some flinty complexity.’

  • The Wine Front, AUS 93+ points
    ‘Nice! Delicious drinking.’ – Mike Bennie.

  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2015 Gold

  • Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014 Pure Gold

CLOS HENRI SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

  • Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 points
    ‘Earthy, soil-driven wine with depths of flavor from the lees. Golden color and floral intensity.’

  • The Wine Front, AUS 94 points
    ‘Light aromas of florals, pot pourri, some maleness, savoury nuttiness, very elegant and lengthy. Super Wine.’ – Mike Bennie.

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 91 points
    ‘Orange blossoms intermingled with hints of fresh peaches, lime leaves and lemongrass.’ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 95 points
    ‘An outstanding example of a restrained-style sauvignon, the exquisite flavours linger on for so long.’ – Sam Kim

CLOS HENRI PINOT NOIR 2012

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 92+ points
    ‘Lavender and roses, cherries and pomegranate. Good backbone, delicate red berry and earth flavors.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Bob Campbell MW. NZ 94 points
    ‘Elegant yet with good density and a very lengthy finish.’

  • Wine Orbit, May 2014, NZ 95 points
    ‘Brilliantly structured. A thought-provoking pinot showing all the delights of this noble variety.’ – Sam Kim

  • Raymond Chan, April 2014, NZ 5 stars
    ‘The bouquet is elegant and ethereal with bright dark red berry fruits and layers of dark herbs with spicy oak.’ – Raymond Chan

CLOS HENRI PINOT NOIR 2011

  • Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2014, USA 90 points

  • New Zealand Pinot Noir, Jan 2014, UK 92 points
    ‘Pure, fresh with nice focus and purity, and a savoury finish.’– Jamie Goode

  • Bob Campbell MW. July 2013, NZ 92 points
    ‘Red fruits and spice. Reasonably austere now but with a promising future’

  • Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2014, NZ 4 ½ stars
    ‘Has the power and structure to mature for many years.’- Michael Cooper

CLOS HENRI PINOT NOIR 2010

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 90 points
    ‘Expressive warm red cherry, black raspberry and lavender.’- Lisa Perrotti-Brown

BEL ECHO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

  • Bob Campbell MW, NZ 91 points
    ‘mineral, grapefruit, gooseberry and green capsicum flavours plus some brioche/nutty characters.’

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 90 points
    ‘Yuzu zest, gooseberries and chopped herbs plus a hint of crushed stones.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

BEL ECHO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013

  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon , FR Gold Medal

  • Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, AUS 95 points
    ‘Impeccably balanced wine with great length.’– Bob Campbell MW

  • Wine Orbit, Feb 2014, NZ 93 points
    ‘A stylish rendition, this French-inspired sauvignon combines Marlborough's fruit vibrancy with Loire's refinement and complexity’. – Sam Kim

  • Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2014, NZ 4 ½ stars
    ‘A fleshy, ripe and rounded wine, with mouthfilling body and deep, distictly tropical-fruit flavours.’ - Michael Cooper

BEL ECHO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

  • Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, AUS 95 points
    ‘Sophisticated sauvignon with an attractive nutty complexity.’ – Bob Campbell MW

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 93 points
    ‘Concentrated and succulent with excellent mid palate weight and texture, leading to a fabulous, juicy finish.’ - Sam Kim

  • Winestate Magazine, AUS Top 5 / 4.5 stars
    ‘Very harmonious, with a powerful presence. A top vintage, very enjoyable now.’ - Michael Cooper

BEL ECHO PINOT NOIR 2013

  • Bob Campbell MW, NZ 94 points
    ‘Sleekly textured wine with good weight and mouth feel. Classy Pinot with good complexity.’

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 90+ points
    ‘An elegant nose enveloped by notes of cranberries, raspberry leaves and violets with a touch of tilled soil.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Wine Orbit, May 2014, NZ 93 points
    ‘This is superbly fine and focused with engaging fruit purity and refinement.’ – Sam Kim

  • Raymond Chan, April 2014, NZ 4 stars
    ‘Supple, fine-grained tannins, carry the flavours to a vibrant and lingering finish with poise and tension.’ – Raymond Chan

BEL ECHO PINOT NOIR 2012

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 90 points
    ‘Elegantly fruited, it offers lovely harmony and expression with well-balanced, finely grained tannins and seamless acid verve before finishing long.’ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2014, NZ 4 stars
    ‘Deep and youthful in colour, it is sturdy and supple, with strong, ripe plum, cherry and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, and good concentration’. - Michael Cooper

BEL ECHO PINOT NOIR 2011

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 93 points
    ‘Lovely structure and frame.’ - Sam Kim

  • Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wine 2013, NZ 4 stars
    ‘Sturdy, with a smooth 'entry', generous plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a fairly firm finish.’ - Michael Cooper

PETIT CLOS SAUVINGON BLANC 2014

  • Cameron Douglas, MS., NZ 90 points
    ‘A bouquet of detail and depth - an immediate complexity and allure.’

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 90 points
    ‘Focused, precise and linear. The palate is beautifully weighted and brightly flavoured, finishing fine, delicate and lingering.’ – Sam Kim

  • Bob Campbell MW., NZ 92 points
    ‘Very pure with an impeccableacid/alcohol balance.’

  • Challenge Millésime Bio 2015, FR Gold Medal

PETIT CLOS SAUVINGON BLANC 2013

  • Wine Enthusiast, July 2014, USA 91 points
    ‘Plenty of ripe fruit. Full-bodied, attractive, silky mouthfeel and a touch of gingery spice on the finish.’ – Joe Czerwinski

  • The Wine Front, AUS 93 points
    ‘Passionfruit with floral, citrus and a sheen of slate-like savouriness. Interesting bouquet.’ – Mike Bennie

  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon , FR Gold Medal

  • Winestate Magazine, AUS 5 stars
    ‘Fleshy and concentrated, with substantial body, lees-aging complexity, and strong, ripe, passionfruit/lime flavours.’

PETIT CLOS SAUVINGON BLANC 2012

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 90 points
    ‘The wine is vibrant and mouth-watering, beautifully complemented by fine texture and crisp acidity.’ - Sam Kim

  • Winestate Magazine, AUS 4 stars
    ‘This fresh, lively wine is mouthfilling, with strong, ripe, tropical fruit flavours.’ - Michael Cooper

PETIT CLOS PINOT NOIR 2014

  • Wine Orbit, NZ 91 points
    ‘Elegant palate, silky and flowing with polished tannins. Lingering and very attractive.’ – Sam Kim

PETIT CLOS PINOT NOIR 2013

  • Bob Campbell MW, NZ 90 points
    ‘Bright, fresh Pinot Noir with vibrant red cherry, raspberry, violet and a suggestion of mint. Light but not thin and has surprising power.’

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 89+ points
    ‘With lovely red cherry and wild strawberry notes accented by nuances of forest floor and cinnamon stick.’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown

  • Wine Orbit, May 2014, NZ 90 points
    ‘Pristine, focused and delightful, this youthful pinot shows excellent fruit purity together with whispering savoury complexity.’– Sam Kim

  • Raymond Chan, April 2014, NZ 3 stars
    ‘Soft tannin extraction and mouthfeel supports the flavours which have good energy and drive.’ – Raymond Chan

PETIT CLOS PINOT NOIR 2012

  • Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2014, NZ Best Red Buy / 4 stars
    ‘An excellent, highly satisfying red, full of personality.’– Michael Cooper

  • Bob Campbell MW., NZ 86 points
    ‘A pretty Pinot for sensational summer drinking.’

  • International Wine Cellar, USA 87 points
    ‘There’s just enough ripeness to its cherry and pomegranate flavours.’ - Stephen Tanzer

639 State Highway 63
Blenheim
Marlborough

P: +64 3 572 7923
F: +64 3 572 7926

CONTACT: Claire Pefau