Black Knight

BLACK KNIGHT

Hegarty Chamans

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Hegarty Chamans is a winery co-owned by Sir John Hegarty and his partner Phillipa Crane. Since purchasing the property in 2002 they have invested heavily into the vineyard and winery in order to produce some of the finest examples of red and white wines from the Minervois Appellation in the heart of Southern France.

 

The philosophy behind the fully organic and biodynamic winery is individualism and not being afraid to stand out from the crowd. In a region where large volume production is the norm, Hegarty Chamans’ wines are made with meticulous attention to detail and sparing no expense or labour.

 

Their top cuvée, Black Knight, is made from the best selected parcels with additional selection on the table de tri to ensure the fruit represents their premium grapes. Winemaker Jessica Servet, says "Black Knight is only produced in years when everything is in balance - the fruit has to be perfectly ripe and healthy."

 

The result of this determination and investment can be seen in the quality of the 2012 Hegarty Chamans Black Knight, which at £140 for six is extraordinarily good value, given the care taken to make it.

 

A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, Robert Parker says it “lives up to its name” and we believe it is a seriously exciting cuvée from a winery determinedly putting Languedoc on the map.

 

We are delighted to offer the 2012 Vintage, plus a number of Collection Cases, containing two bottles each of the below. They are ready for immediate delivery.

 

The 2007 Hegarty Chamans Black Knight is of top quality. It was awarded 93 points by the Wine Advocate, who predicted that it would be “riveting to follow over the better part of a decade”.

 

The 2009 Hegarty Chamans Black Knight Black Knight is a “smoking effort” and a “terrific wine worth seeking out”.

 

Finally, the 2012 Hegarty Chamans Black Knight is beautiful in the glass and with the potential to open up over time, it is a worthy addition to the line-up and completes the case.

 

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2012 BLACK KNIGHT

£140 per Case (6x75cl) In Bond

 

 

Made only in small amounts in the optimum vintages and hand-harvested from a tiny plot, this Syrah-dominated cuvée defies expectations and is a firm favourite.

 

 

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THE BLACK KNIGHT COLLECTION CASE

£195 per Case (6x75cl) In Bond

(consisting of 2x75cl bottles of each of the 2007, 2009 and 2012)

 

 

This three vintage collection case is a great opportunity to gain an insight into this innovative, game-changing estate through three vintages with distinct flavours and characteristics.

The Hegarty Chamans Black Knight was only made in the 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012 vintages so far, and the 2005 is completely sold out. Made with meticulous care and attention to detail, it is a very worthy buy. Emblematic of just how great the Languedoc reds can be, it deserves a place in any cellar or would make a fantastic gift.

 

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