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2000 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville

$149.99
2000 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville
A stunning Champagne, the 2000 Liesse d'Harbonville from Ployez-Jacquemart is an incredible buy. I just tasted this over the weekend, and it is the best Champagne I've had in the last year. Elegant, refined, and complex, this is stunning and so poised after extended aging in the Ployez Cellars. Few Champagnes are still being released with this much age for such a small asking price, especially a bottle of this caliber showing this well. It is not a bottle to pass up for the Champagne lover and is easily the best buy for Tete de Cuvee 2000 vintage Champagne right now. This is a beautiful bottle of Champagne worth every penny.

Founded by Marcel Ployez and Yvonne Jacquemart, husband and wife, in 1930, this 2000 is a flagship release from Ployez-Jacquemart, a producer we first learned about over a decade ago. We haven't offered any of the Champagnes from here since that time, and we were long overdue but, there was no better time to get reacquired with this house than now. In the third generation of ownership, granddaughter Laurence carries the torch of this address, staying true to what her grandparents and parents implemented. Since the beginning, Ployez-Jacquemart has been focused on making champagnes of outstanding quality, sparing no expense, and cutting no corners. Their main supply of grapes comes from their vineyards in the premier cru and grand cru villages of Ludes and Mailly, Villedommange, and Vertus. Everything is done by hand with no exception, with sustainable practices and green harvesting if needed. The grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, are pressed, and Laurence only uses the first pressing or Coeur de Cuvee for her Champagnes, which is the highest quality. Liesse d'Harbonville is the flagship Champagne here and is only made in the best vintages seeing a blend of 70% Chardonnay (Cuis-Bisseuil-Ludes 1er Cru), 15% Pinot Meunier (Ludes 1er Cru), and 15% Pinot Noir (Mailly Champagne Grand Cru), entirely vinified in oak with a blocked malolactic fermentation. The blocked malo allows the Champagne to retain freshness during extended aging in oak, and this Champagne saw a full ten years on the lees aging in the very deep (82 feet below) and cold cellars (50f). Though this spends a long time aging, these wines retain purity and freshness while being very true to the vineyard, allowing the expression of fruit and soil to make it to the glass while being complemented by tremendous winemaking and finished with a 3 g/l dosage. Liesse d'Harbonville is a serious Cuvee and an incredible buy from the 2000 vintage. Most Champagne houses that release something with this much age are usually from an oenothèque program and are quite expensive. This is coming straight from the property and is not a Tete de Cuvee to miss considering the age, pricing, and how well it is showing now while still having incredible potential. Raving notes below, we have some of the only bottles available in the USA at low pricing.

John Gilman 95+ points! "It has been fifteen months since I last tasted the 2000 vintage of Ployez-Jacquemart’s Tête de Cuvée, Liesse d’Harbonville. The wine is made up of a blend of two-thirds chardonnay and one-sixth each of pinot noir and pinot meunier. The vins clairs for this prestige cuvée are barrel-fermented and do not go through malo, with the dosage here a very low three grams per liter. Laurence Ployez does not rush this wine to market, as it spends fully ten years aging sur latte prior to its disgorgement. The wine has continued to blossom beautifully since I last tasted it, offering up a deep and very complex nose of apple, white peach, a lovely touch of hazelnut, gentle smokiness, a fine base of soil, warm bread and a whisper of buttery oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and vibrant, with lovely generosity now on the attack, an excellent core of fruit, bright, zesty acids, elegant mousse and a very long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. This is one of my favorite examples of the 2000 vintage, not to mention the best-kept secret in the world of Tête de Cuvées! (Drink between 2019-2045)"

Antonio Galloni 94 points! "The flagship Brut Liesse d'Harbonville is superb in 2000. Vinification in oak adds texture and depth, but what impresses most about the 2000 is its freshness at nearly 20 years of age. Lemon confit, chamomile, dried flowers, kirsch and lightly honeyed tones infuse the 2000 with layers of complexity and nuance as well as character. This is such a gorgeous wine. The 2000 is a wine of character, and also one of the finest Champagnes I can remember tasting here. In a word: terrific."

Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94 points! "Disgorged after more than a decade sur lattes with three grams per liter dosage, the 2000 Brut Liesse d'Harbonville is showing beautifully, offering up an expressive bouquet of fresh peach, citrus oil and green apple mingled with hints of freshly baked bread, toasted nuts, woodsmoke and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, its elegantly fleshy core of fruit is built around a racy spine of acidity, complemented by a delicate pinpoint mousse. As usual, this is a Chardonnay-dominant blend that's vinified in barrel without malolactic fermentation."

2000 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville

2000 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville

$199.99 -25%
$149.99
$199.99 -25%
$149.99

A stunning Champagne, the 2000 Liesse d'Harbonville from Ployez-Jacquemart is an incredible buy. I just tasted this over the weekend, and it is the best Champagne I've had in the last year. Elegant, refined, and complex, this is stunning and so poised after extended aging in the Ployez Cellars. Few Champagnes are still being released with this much age for such a small asking price, especially a bottle of this caliber showing this well. It is not a bottle to pass up for the Champagne lover and is easily the best buy for Tete de Cuvee 2000 vintage Champagne right now. This is a beautiful bottle of Champagne worth every penny.

Founded by Marcel Ployez and Yvonne Jacquemart, husband and wife, in 1930, this 2000 is a flagship release from Ployez-Jacquemart, a producer we first learned about over a decade ago. We haven't offered any of the Champagnes from here since that time, and we were long overdue but, there was no better time to get reacquired with this house than now. In the third generation of ownership, granddaughter Laurence carries the torch of this address, staying true to what her grandparents and parents implemented. Since the beginning, Ployez-Jacquemart has been focused on making champagnes of outstanding quality, sparing no expense, and cutting no corners. Their main supply of grapes comes from their vineyards in the premier cru and grand cru villages of Ludes and Mailly, Villedommange, and Vertus. Everything is done by hand with no exception, with sustainable practices and green harvesting if needed. The grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, are pressed, and Laurence only uses the first pressing or Coeur de Cuvee for her Champagnes, which is the highest quality. Liesse d'Harbonville is the flagship Champagne here and is only made in the best vintages seeing a blend of 70% Chardonnay (Cuis-Bisseuil-Ludes 1er Cru), 15% Pinot Meunier (Ludes 1er Cru), and 15% Pinot Noir (Mailly Champagne Grand Cru), entirely vinified in oak with a blocked malolactic fermentation. The blocked malo allows the Champagne to retain freshness during extended aging in oak, and this Champagne saw a full ten years on the lees aging in the very deep (82 feet below) and cold cellars (50f). Though this spends a long time aging, these wines retain purity and freshness while being very true to the vineyard, allowing the expression of fruit and soil to make it to the glass while being complemented by tremendous winemaking and finished with a 3 g/l dosage. Liesse d'Harbonville is a serious Cuvee and an incredible buy from the 2000 vintage. Most Champagne houses that release something with this much age are usually from an oenothèque program and are quite expensive. This is coming straight from the property and is not a Tete de Cuvee to miss considering the age, pricing, and how well it is showing now while still having incredible potential. Raving notes below, we have some of the only bottles available in the USA at low pricing.

John Gilman 95+ points! "It has been fifteen months since I last tasted the 2000 vintage of Ployez-Jacquemart’s Tête de Cuvée, Liesse d’Harbonville. The wine is made up of a blend of two-thirds chardonnay and one-sixth each of pinot noir and pinot meunier. The vins clairs for this prestige cuvée are barrel-fermented and do not go through malo, with the dosage here a very low three grams per liter. Laurence Ployez does not rush this wine to market, as it spends fully ten years aging sur latte prior to its disgorgement. The wine has continued to blossom beautifully since I last tasted it, offering up a deep and very complex nose of apple, white peach, a lovely touch of hazelnut, gentle smokiness, a fine base of soil, warm bread and a whisper of buttery oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and vibrant, with lovely generosity now on the attack, an excellent core of fruit, bright, zesty acids, elegant mousse and a very long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. This is one of my favorite examples of the 2000 vintage, not to mention the best-kept secret in the world of Tête de Cuvées! (Drink between 2019-2045)"

Antonio Galloni 94 points! "The flagship Brut Liesse d'Harbonville is superb in 2000. Vinification in oak adds texture and depth, but what impresses most about the 2000 is its freshness at nearly 20 years of age. Lemon confit, chamomile, dried flowers, kirsch and lightly honeyed tones infuse the 2000 with layers of complexity and nuance as well as character. This is such a gorgeous wine. The 2000 is a wine of character, and also one of the finest Champagnes I can remember tasting here. In a word: terrific."

Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94 points! "Disgorged after more than a decade sur lattes with three grams per liter dosage, the 2000 Brut Liesse d'Harbonville is showing beautifully, offering up an expressive bouquet of fresh peach, citrus oil and green apple mingled with hints of freshly baked bread, toasted nuts, woodsmoke and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, its elegantly fleshy core of fruit is built around a racy spine of acidity, complemented by a delicate pinpoint mousse. As usual, this is a Chardonnay-dominant blend that's vinified in barrel without malolactic fermentation."