NV Jacques Selosse Exquise Sec
Chardonnay - 750ML
NV Jacques Selosse Exquise Sec
  • JG 94
  • AG 94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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ETA: Jun. 2018

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JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, May 2016
I had never had the pleasure to taste this limited release bottling of Demi-Sec from Anselme Selosse, which he crafts with an eye to matching with dessert and which it paired beautifully with at the end of a vertical... I had never had the pleasure to taste this limited release bottling of Demi-Sec from Anselme Selosse, which he crafts with an eye to matching with dessert and which it paired beautifully with at the end of a vertical Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche dinner that I will be reporting on in the next issue. Monsieur Selosse only makes a thousand bottles of Exquise, with this particular iteration disgorged in May of 2015 and finished off with a dosage of around twenty-four grams per liter. This is the same base wine as his Brut Initial cuvée, which hails from the lower sections of the slope of his top vineyards in Avize, Oger and Cramant, and simply finished off with a more generous dosage. The current release of Exquise is really lovely, offering up a complex nose of pear, patissière, chalky minerality, custard and a pungent topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with and excellent spine of acidity to carry the additional sweetness, fine focus, refined mousse and a very long, crisp and moderately sweet finish. Just a lovely wine. (Drink between 2016-2030)
AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Vinous, July 2017
The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is a blend of 2010 and 2009, with 24 grams of dosage. Perfumed, ample and creamy on the palate, the Exquise is flat-out delicious, not to mention one of the best - if not the best - wine done on... The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is a blend of 2010 and 2009, with 24 grams of dosage. Perfumed, ample and creamy on the palate, the Exquise is flat-out delicious, not to mention one of the best - if not the best - wine done on this style.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is the same base blend as the Initiale but with a higher dosage of 24 grams per liter. This is an exotic, spiced wine with plenty of ripe peach and roasted nut aromas and flavors made in a style... The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is the same base blend as the Initiale but with a higher dosage of 24 grams per liter. This is an exotic, spiced wine with plenty of ripe peach and roasted nut aromas and flavors made in a style meant to emphasize freshness. The finish is long, clean and refreshing. The Exquise would make a terrific match to seared foie gras and fruit-based desserts. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
(17/20) 100% Chardonnay. Same base blend and ageing as Initiale but higher dosage: 24 g/l. Disgorged 20 Jan 2012. Creamy apple and pear and cinnamon and a slight smokiness. Brioche and more toasty with time in the... (17/20) 100% Chardonnay. Same base blend and ageing as Initiale but higher dosage: 24 g/l. Disgorged 20 Jan 2012. Creamy apple and pear and cinnamon and a slight smokiness. Brioche and more toasty with time in the glass. A touch mineral on the nose and seems less yeasty than the Initial though that may just be obscured by the sweeter palate. Broad. Rich and full and still incredibly fresh even with the higher dosage and huge presence in the mouth. A meal in itself. Doesn't taste as sweet as you would expect. Tart quince on the finish. (JH)
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 9998
Closure Cork