Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.4284 ratings
9.5123 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity. 🥂

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity. 🥂

Aug 13th, 2020
Ira Schwartz

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

Apr 7th, 2020
Cody Short

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Oct 24th, 2018
Shawn R

Killer bubbles

Killer bubbles

Apr 9th, 2018
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
Ira Schwartz

Disgorged October 2010. A slightly oxidized nose that is joined by green apples, pears, and nuts. In the mouth it was like a plane on a runway ready to take off. Increasingly powerful impressions of citrus , chalk and creaminess. Great complexity and power.

Disgorged October 2010. A slightly oxidized nose that is joined by green apples, pears, and nuts. In the mouth it was like a plane on a runway ready to take off. Increasingly powerful impressions of citrus , chalk and creaminess. Great complexity and power.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2018
Scott Claffee

Green apple, lime candy, sourdough.

Green apple, lime candy, sourdough.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

1/13 disgorgement. 🔥🔥🔥

1/13 disgorgement. 🔥🔥🔥

Mar 29th, 2016