Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.41149 ratings
9.4412 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Oct 24th, 2018
Neal Dessouky

OK. I have a six pack of this which has the disgorgement date of my only child’s birthdate. So, so cool right? I’d planned to keep these for a while, but after tasting someone else’s bottle a few months ago which was brought through the US importer, Rare Wine Co, which showed very, surprisingly advanced, I thought to begin my kid’s birthDAY 6-pack early, so we didn’t miss the magic of this wine just in case. Wow, best Initial I’ve ever had and not at all advanced. Fresh, very long and textbook initial in every way. Glad to have checked in since this will@last many years and ill slow down on popping their corks. Will be a great wine for my son for many, 5 to be exact, birthdays to come.

OK. I have a six pack of this which has the disgorgement date of my only child’s birthdate. So, so cool right? I’d planned to keep these for a while, but after tasting someone else’s bottle a few months ago which was brought through the US importer, Rare Wine Co, which showed very, surprisingly advanced, I thought to begin my kid’s birthDAY 6-pack early, so we didn’t miss the magic of this wine just in case. Wow, best Initial I’ve ever had and not at all advanced. Fresh, very long and textbook initial in every way. Glad to have checked in since this will@last many years and ill slow down on popping their corks. Will be a great wine for my son for many, 5 to be exact, birthdays to come.

Oct 21st, 2018
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.6

23rd July 2015

23rd July 2015

Apr 21st, 2018
Shawn R

Killer bubbles

Killer bubbles

Apr 9th, 2018
Julia Weinberg

Holy smokes selosse firing. Exceptional bottle. Thank you Katie Morton!

Holy smokes selosse firing. Exceptional bottle. Thank you Katie Morton!

Jan 27th, 2018
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.4

Disgorgement date July 23rd 15

Disgorgement date July 23rd 15

Dec 2nd, 2017
Matt Lasater

Rich and lengthy, a very multi-faceted wine that really takes you on a journey through layers and layers. I dig the oak profile this shows, found it really highlighted the earthy notes this wine had. 7/2015 disgorgement

Rich and lengthy, a very multi-faceted wine that really takes you on a journey through layers and layers. I dig the oak profile this shows, found it really highlighted the earthy notes this wine had. 7/2015 disgorgement

Nov 18th, 2017
Christine Havens

It's not demure. Vibrant gold in the glass with an impeccable mousse. The nose is intense and admittedly a challenge to describe. Lemon zest, candied orange peel. Lemon tart or lemon curd. A sneaky high note of menthol and I swear just slightly, pleasantly oxidized. On the palate tart apple, pear but mostly the verve of it hits you. Salinity, crushed shell and minerality. It's incredibly lush and at the same time, focused. Subtle note of almond paste on fine, long finish. Wow.

It's not demure. Vibrant gold in the glass with an impeccable mousse. The nose is intense and admittedly a challenge to describe. Lemon zest, candied orange peel. Lemon tart or lemon curd. A sneaky high note of menthol and I swear just slightly, pleasantly oxidized. On the palate tart apple, pear but mostly the verve of it hits you. Salinity, crushed shell and minerality. It's incredibly lush and at the same time, focused. Subtle note of almond paste on fine, long finish. Wow.

17 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014
Peter Liem

Writer Sherry Guide, Champagne Guide

9.5

Selosse's wines always show better with post-disgorgement age. This bottle was disgorged in 2010, and it's really starting to pick up steam now.

Selosse's wines always show better with post-disgorgement age. This bottle was disgorged in 2010, and it's really starting to pick up steam now.

5 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2014
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

10

2010 disgorged

2010 disgorged

4 people found it helpfulSep 30th, 2014