Louis Brochet Hbh Champagne 2002 Wine Review
Louis Brochet Hbh Champagne 2002
Champagne A.C., France
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Campfire smoke and toasted, charred almond: aged Champagne for those who have a taste for it. Not fresh, but robust and deep.
Champagne food pairings: smoked salmon, pan-fried scallops, caviar.
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This Louis Brochet Hbh Champagne 2002 was reviewed on November 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Ontario is blessed to see as much of this wine as it does. This producer produces a scant 1500 of this cuvee a year. That's very small. This is their top wine. It's 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir aged 'sur lattes' on the fine yeast lees sediment for a decade. This wine is an absolute steal for what it is.
Beautiful deep golden yellow colour. Somewhat persistent bubbles, but it is getting on in years. Don't save this one for any longer than another five years.
Old Champagne has changed a lot from the bright, tart sparkling it once was. The aromatics undergo a change. Less straightforward and in your face, these aromatics are complex and rarely seen in other wines - even other traditional sparklings. Brown butter, candied ginger and apricot. Honey, smoke, lemon juice, and zest.
The bubbles are small and refined at this stage. Still very noticeable. It hasn't gone away, yet. Lemon, brioche, coconut, apple, apricot, pear, and dried currants. It is a lot fresher on the palate than for the nose. That can happen witholder wines, though. There will be variation from bottle to bottle because each one has been a separate ecosystem for almost two decades. Just appreciate it for what it is.
This winery is a small production 'grower Champagne' (it is grown, managed, and vinified by a small family operation instead of a big corporation of co-operative). Rather than one of the big names, try smaller specialty producers like this one. They are always a better value.
On top vintages, this producer used to put Tintin characters on the crown-cap. 2002 was a great year, indeed. I hope I got a Snowy...
Pair this decadent wine with duck rillette. Some cut peaches and berries always are a nice fingerfood to start with at holiday gatherings. They would go well with this wine. Old Champagne sometimes needs some help with acidic food to keep things balanced and fresh.
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Extra dry with brioche, crushed nuts(cashews/macademia), white fruit and hints of citrus. Fine froth and lovely lemony finish. Pair with pate foie gras, grilled scallops, or have yourself a merry little "champagne and caviar" evening with someone special.
Tasted Nov. 2017
|Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
This creamy Champagne has fine bubbles and aromas of apple danish, butter and surprisingly, Brie cheese. The poached apple flavours follow through on the palate as well as citrus notes, mostly lemon. It has crisp acidity, a slightly bitter finish and maintains a certain complexity. Overall, a great product!
Tasted November 2017
|Louis Brochet Hbh (20020 is a premier cru champagne with a smoky, toasty, nutty nose. The premier cru is a tribute to Henri Brochet-Hervieux (thus HBH), son of Louis who started production in 1943. The blend is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. - Community Wine Reviews|
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