A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.
I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.
The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now. — 3 days ago
Lovely wine, drinking well. Good balance and precision, poised and elegant while still providing plenty of pleasure in the form of waves of orchard fruit, floral notes and a honeyed finish. Nicely textured, layered and really classy. Very easy to like and it's pure deliciousness makes it difficult to contemplate for very long. — a month ago
Gorgeous. Amazing deep dark red cherries and such brilliant clarity. Earthy and herbal with classic SLB depth. Feels and smells more concentrated and a wine from a “great” vintage. Licorice and cherry flower abound. Palate is bright and grapey with lovely mid season cherries. Sappy and dense. But also elegant and ethereal. Young and very long. Nose has a lovely leafiness to it. So expansive. Terrific acid, freshness and concentration. Lovey delineation and a profound compact quality. Outstanding. — 3 days ago
Nothing phenomenal but a good clean representation of the region and the fruit.
Paired quite well with 🍣
$30 K&L — 12 days ago
Pale lemon with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, melon and lemon citrus with creamy notes of honey and vanilla oak. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity and ends with mineral character. Drink now while it’s fresh! — 13 days ago
This was delicious, and a winning blind for me. Having a baseline on the table definitely helped. Although less sweet and intense, I felt the JM Millot was in the same genre as the Métras, with similar texture, floral lift, minerality, and red fruit profile. It was the difference in fruit sweetness that gave it away as being from greater Burgundy, whereby Pinot Noir usually appears less sweet than Gamay to me. The village was definitely a lot harder to identify which made sense upon the reveal - when in doubt, it’s probably from one of the lesser communes (or Morey lol!). Fine, fresh, and energetic, I would have drank a lot more of it if not for the other wines on the table. Another to revisit. — 19 days ago