Wine Advocate 91 points - While most non-vintage Hebrart wines are nonetheless dominated by a single vintage, his NV Brut Cuvee Reserve Disg. 3/2012 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.
Vinous 91 points - (77% Pinot Noir and 23% Chardonnay; 8.2 g/l dosage; disgorged in March, 2014): Bright straw. Lively, mineral-driven aromas of fresh citrus fruits, melon and white flowers. Musky, nicely concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors are given spine by juicy acidity, which adds cut to the back half. The floral quality repeats on the finish, which hangs on with strong stony persistence. Give this youthful Champagne a little air time, or even decant it, like the cool French and French-wannabe sommeliers often do.
Wine Spectator 91 points - This mouthwatering and balanced bubbly is refined in texture, offering lively blackberry, candied lemon zest, blanched almond and fleur de sel notes, with a creamy, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2014. Drink now through 2018. 350 cases imported.
(Oct 15 2015)