The Special Club releases from Hebrart are always a revelation. Regardless of vintage conditions Jean-Paul always delivers. This could be due to his philosophy in making wines, seeking wines of balance and precision as opposed to showy and over the top. They seduce and tease in the glass, then gradually open and reveal so much more! The selection of fruit is always paramount and the drawing of fruit from the best sites in the premier and grand crus of Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Chouilly and Oiry is impeccable.
Hébrart’s skill as a blender in concert with his deep resource of old vines in legendary terroirs makes for a fantastic and harmonious cuvée of profound terroir expression and fruit purity that utterly transcends its tricky season. The articulate expression of fine, chalky minerality defines a super-fine finish of profound persistence and line. Pinot noir takes a glorious lead in notes of liquorice and morello cherries, underlined by the youthful lemon freshness of chardonnay. Four years on lees has brought a seductive almond nougat subtlety. A fantastic 2014. 95pts Tyson Stelzer 'Champagne Guide 2020-2021'
The average vine age is 45 years and the old vine material gives an added dimension of depth of complexity. Tightly coiled and youthful at present, it gives great pleasure currently but this will evolve into a classic given five years or more. (That is on the huge assumption that you can resist opening beforehand!)
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other David Donald Champagnes users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.