Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hebrart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Disg. 3/2013 showcases fruit from vintage 2009 with 20% of its volume split between 2008 and 2007. Iris and peony, almond and hazelnut dominate the nose, with intimations arising of the oyster liquor and soy that go on to lend mouthwateringly saline savor as well as the apple and winter pear that serve up luscious fruit on a buoyant and polished palate. Given my description thus far, it won’t surprise you to learn that this cuvee’s finish is superbly long and savory. I imagine that it will be worth following for at least several years. Not only does this bottling represent exceptional value by standards of its appellation, it is remarkable for costing so little more than Hebrart's corresponding (far from) “basic” Brut. (By my convention governing suggested retail price quotations, the difference simply gets rounded off!)
A creamy, harmonious version, with a lovely skein of fragrant spice unwinding through flavors of apple, chopped hazelnut and poached peach. Hints of honey and lemon curd linger on the rich, mouthwatering finish. Disgorged October 2014. Drink through 2020. 60 cases imported.
Wine & Spirits
Mostly from the grands crus of Oiry and Chouilly in the Côte des Blancs, this is a bright chardonnay, simple and precise. While there’s some creaminess from malolactic fermentation, this is fresh and brisk. A great way to greet friends.