($47) Deep ruby-red. Blueberry, blackberry, licorice and spices on the nose; much fresher than the classique Supple on the palate, with terrific sweetness of dark fruit flavor and good snap from shockingly sound acidity (the pH of 3.53 here is lower than normal for this cuvee Here the substantial tannins arrive later, allowing the black fruit flavors to linger impressively on the back. This serious pinot needs a good five years of further bottle aging. In theory, the Jubilee is a selection of the best juice from Hugel's 1.5 hectares of pinot noir, but Marc Hugel noted that it's usually made from the same parcel of 45-year-old vines in Rosenbourg, planted on a thin, porous layer of limestone over soft granite and clay.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89
Rich and velvety, this exhibits black cherry and blackberry flavors, a ripe tannic structure and full body. Fine depth and complexity, with tannins on the finish. This should develop well. 350 cases made.