Jean-Paul Hebrart has smashed it out of the park once again! For five releases in a row from 2008-2012, regardless of some extreme, variable vintage conditions he has consistently produced outstanding wines and this is yet another winner. The 2012 is arguably his finest release since the 2008 or 2002 and it would be hard to pick a favourite. The aromatics, flavours and depth are sensational and truly one of the best ever 'Special Club' releases. Have you ever poured a wine that smelled so wonderful, that you were scared that if you tasted it, wouldn't live up to the promise? Could it really be that good? ....yeah it was, and I'm still smiling The vines average more than 45+ years age with a 35% Pinot component from Mareuil-sur-Ay vineyards which lie contiguous to the famous 'Clos des Goisses' with 20% Grand Cru Ay Pinot; 20% Coeur de Cuvée Chardonnay from Grand Crus, Chouilly & Oiry and 25% old vine Chardonnay from Mareuil-sur-Ay - if you've ever wondered what a 'Special Club' release typifies ..it is simply the best of the best. JP take a bow! I stand in disbelief that with every release, the wines that JP produces simply get better and better, how is that possible?
Hebrart's American distributor,Thierry Theise had a simple adage which I think sums it up perfectly " Marc Hébrart may not be the “best” grower in Champagne, but no one is better."
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