Wine Spectator Notes
Firm and mouthwatering with racy acidity, this features a core of ground spice, fresh ginger and citrus zest, with a minerally undertow layered with fresh-cut quince and poached pear. Creamy finish. Disgorged July 2012. Drink now through 2020. AN
Wine Advocate Notes
While most non-vintage Hebrart wines are nonetheless dominated by a single vintage, his NV Brut Cuvee Reserve represents the exception, in this instance comprising close to half-each 2009 and 2007. Apple and lime laced with cilantro and garlanded in bittersweetly perfumed iris make for a fascinating aromatic display that presages the juicy, metaphorically cool, herb- and flower-tinged, mouth-coating palate impression. Soothing, sustained, and subtly interactive, the finish offers a fine sense of transparency to nuances including the chalky sort. I imagine this will merit following for at least a couple more years.
Chalk, white pear, apples and jasmine jump out of the glass in the Cuve de Reserve. Energetic, tense and wiry, the Cuve de Reserve is all about focus. The aromas and flavors are beautifully nuanced in this crystalline, expressive Champagne. Hints of slate and graphite add an attractive mineral dimension on the finish.
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