KMH-710

Champagne, ‘Rive Gauche-Rive Droite’ Grand Cru Brut, Hebrart

cépage 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay

info/source 50% Pinot Noir from Aÿ Grand Cru (‘Pruche,’ ‘Cheuzelles,’ ‘Longchamp,’ ‘Chauffour’) and 50% old vine Chardonnay from
Chouilly Grand Cru (‘Montaigu’), Avize Grand Cru (‘La Justice’) and Oiry (‘Les Robarts’)

malo Yes

élevage Used barrique

sur latte 60 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This is his nod to the old school. Another Coeur de Cuvée, made in barrels, natural yeast, unfiltered and never cold stabilized. It’s 50% PN Aÿ (Pruche, Cheuzelles, Longschamps, Chauffour) and 50% CH old-vines from Chouilly, Avize and Oiry (Justice, Montaigu, Les Robarts). The Avize parcel is new for Jean-Paul. Disg 1/2017, it remains a fine woodsy Champagne. It’s sleek and silvery, not “below” its oak but atop it. Malt and salt, mint and herbs, the 2010 vintage is very good to it. I respect and appreciate this wine, which is less oaky than the last bottle of Bollinger I drank. —Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2016-06-30