Jacques Selosse

V.O. Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.5161 ratings
9.535 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

There's so much going on here. The contrast between oxidation and freshness, the oakiness, hint of ladybug, tension between ripe rich Chardonnay fruit and chalky minerally elements, grippy structure, and long airy finish - love it or hate it, there's just no denying the wine's complexity. Disgorged Oct 17'.

There's so much going on here. The contrast between oxidation and freshness, the oakiness, hint of ladybug, tension between ripe rich Chardonnay fruit and chalky minerally elements, grippy structure, and long airy finish - love it or hate it, there's just no denying the wine's complexity. Disgorged Oct 17'.

Sep 28th, 2019
Meghan Zobeck

Gorgeous, oxidized and yeasty giving it lots of depth and richness, however, not one dimensional. Acidity and minerality give it lift and life.

Gorgeous, oxidized and yeasty giving it lots of depth and richness, however, not one dimensional. Acidity and minerality give it lift and life.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Matt Lasater

Powerful, vinous but very balanced. So much graphite and savory elements but purity and fragrant fruit too. Wish I took better notes 12/2014 disgorgement

Powerful, vinous but very balanced. So much graphite and savory elements but purity and fragrant fruit too. Wish I took better notes 12/2014 disgorgement

Nov 18th, 2017
Ian Blackburn

Produced by Anselme and Corinne Selosse - owners of "les Avizes" hotel - a place I will visit to learn more about this fascinating producer. This wine is not like any champagne you have had before, your "initiale" impression might jolt your senses!! You must have an open mind and allow this wines innate qualities to take over. *oxidized style, a kiss of balsamic or sherry from time in wood and age of cuvée - this wine was disgorged in 2011 and is a blend of 03-04-05. I think a Tete de cuvée seeker will stumble on this wine and try to fit it in the wrong frame - at $250 it comes with expectations that a good Sommelier will need to steer. This is not like Krug or anything else - it is so unique that you probably need to totally remove your mind from Champagne.... With that said, this wine haunts my mind!!! Two days later it is all I can think about. I will attempt to describe: stewed apricot, lime zest, quince, balsamic, vanilla, and a bubble so faint that it acts like a housekeeper just refreshing the room that is your palate. Haunting - charming - devious - sensual - erotic - mind altering....must have again soon.

Produced by Anselme and Corinne Selosse - owners of "les Avizes" hotel - a place I will visit to learn more about this fascinating producer. This wine is not like any champagne you have had before, your "initiale" impression might jolt your senses!! You must have an open mind and allow this wines innate qualities to take over. *oxidized style, a kiss of balsamic or sherry from time in wood and age of cuvée - this wine was disgorged in 2011 and is a blend of 03-04-05. I think a Tete de cuvée seeker will stumble on this wine and try to fit it in the wrong frame - at $250 it comes with expectations that a good Sommelier will need to steer. This is not like Krug or anything else - it is so unique that you probably need to totally remove your mind from Champagne.... With that said, this wine haunts my mind!!! Two days later it is all I can think about. I will attempt to describe: stewed apricot, lime zest, quince, balsamic, vanilla, and a bubble so faint that it acts like a housekeeper just refreshing the room that is your palate. Haunting - charming - devious - sensual - erotic - mind altering....must have again soon.

3 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2014
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Just stunning. Hint of oxidation only adds to the allure.

Just stunning. Hint of oxidation only adds to the allure.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.8

Best Selosse I've ever put in my mouth! Tastes like it's from the 80's. disgorged 2013!

Best Selosse I've ever put in my mouth! Tastes like it's from the 80's. disgorged 2013!

Feb 9th, 2017
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

OG

OG

Jun 5th, 2016
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

💣 August 2014 disgorgement

💣 August 2014 disgorgement

Jan 2nd, 2016
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.7

April 9th 2014 degorgee

April 9th 2014 degorgee

Dec 15th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

Why can't every Version be this good?

Why can't every Version be this good?

May 25th, 2015