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Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville 1996

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95 points John Gilman: ...70% chardonnay and 30% red grapes, and then is aged a minimum of ten years in the cellar prior to disgorgement and release. The bouquet on the 1996 is deep, complex and truly stunning, as it soars from the glass in a blaze of apple, nutskin, tangerine, brioche, beautifully complex minerality and a topnote of citrus zest... deep, full-bodied and quite intensely flavored, with a great core of fruit, refined mousse, snappy acids and great length and grip on the complex and very intense finish... 2010-2025+.

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External Reviews for Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Mouthwatering with finely detailed texture and a harmonious array of Fuji apple pineapple vanilla brioche and grated coconut flavors. A mineral base note drives this home and lingers on the finish of coffee liqueur. Drink now through 2021. 80 cases imported. - AN Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pale gold with an energetic bead. Explosively perfumed aroma of pure blood orange yellow apple and smoky minerals. Deep palate-staining apple and orange flavors grab the palate and hold on tight gaining serious stony bite with air. Strikingly pure and concentrated featuring expansive citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by subtle smokiness and dusty citrus pith character. Already a knockout this should be even better with another five or six years of aging. 93+ Stephen Tanzers IWC


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

The houses tete de cuvee 1996 Brut Liesse dHarbonville is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot (Noir and Meunier) aged exclusively in French oak, but with no malolactic fermentation. This is a gorgeous bottling that achieves marvelous richness in its ripe ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse dHarbonville 750ml


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/11/2011

The Tete de C uvee from a respected family run house in business since 1930. Harvesting by hand is the only way to work, and the Pinot Noir and Meunier come frome vineyards in the Premier and Grands Crus villages of Ludes and Mailly Champagne. Only first press juice, and unfiltered wines go into this cuvee, The first 6 months take place in large cask, then is transferred to barriques, which produces very fine bubbles, due to the long fermentation. As secondary fermentation occurs, the wines are matured nost to punt, allowing a great ageing capacity, while preventing excessive richness, from extended lees contact. Spends 10 years in the cellar before release. Keeping the vintage's unique characteristic is the primary goal. A decidedly complex Champagne, with smoke on the nose and palate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The house s tete de cuvee 1996 Brut Liesse d Harbonville is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot (Noir and Meunier) aged exclusively in French oak but with no malolactic fermentation. This is a gorgeous bottling that achieves marvelous richness in its ripe apricots smoke minerals brioche honey and sweet toasted oak all while maintaining the acidity and verve that keeps the wine in balance. The warm toasty aromas and flavors are beautifully balanced in this extroverted lively wine. This is a terr


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/02/2011

Mouthwatering, with finely detailed texture and a harmonious array of Fuji apple, pineapple, vanilla, brioche and grated coconut flavors. A mineral base note drives this home and lingers on the finish of coffee liqueur. Drink now through 2021. 80 cas... Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse dHarbonville 750ml



95 points John Gilman: ...70% chardonnay and 30% red grapes, and then is aged a minimum of ten years in the cellar prior to disgorgement and release. The bouquet on the 1996 is deep, complex and truly stunning, as it soars from the glass in a blaze of apple, nutskin, tangerine, brioche, beautifully complex minerality and a topnote of citrus zest... deep, full-bodied and quite intensely flavored, with a great core of fruit, refined mousse, snappy acids and great length and grip on the complex and very intense finish... 2010-2025+.

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