Selosse, Jacques Cuvee Substance Avize Champagne

NV Selosse, Jacques Cuvee Substance Avize Champagne

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • AG 97
  • WA 95
  • JG 94

Reviews for Selosse, Jacques Cuvee Substance Avize Champagne

AG 97
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2014
The NV Substance, Selosse's first solera-style Champagne is quite restrained in this release with more freshness and fewer oxidative notes than are typical. Honey, graphite, dried apricots, wild flowers and anise blossom... The NV Substance, Selosse's first solera-style Champagne is quite restrained in this release with more freshness and fewer oxidative notes than are typical. Honey, graphite, dried apricots, wild flowers and anise blossom in an ample, resonant Chardonnay loaded with personality. The flavors are remarkably bright, pure and focused. This bottle was disgorged September 12, 2013. Dosage is 0.7 grams per liter.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
Selosse’s NV Extra Brut Substance Disg. 04/2013 represents the current state of a solera begun in 1986 and based on the same two sites that inform his basic vintage bottling. “‘Substance’ expresses the blood line,” he... Selosse’s NV Extra Brut Substance Disg. 04/2013 represents the current state of a solera begun in 1986 and based on the same two sites that inform his basic vintage bottling. “‘Substance’ expresses the blood line,” he explains “whereas ‘Millesime’ expresses individual personality.” There is a sweet as well as toasty sense of nut concentrates; an aura of autumn foliage; decadent lees character; as well as hints of beeswax, toasted buckwheat, peach kernel, smoky black tea, and of course flor. Yet amid all of those arguably oxidative or biologically evolved elements are succulent juiciness of white peach and fresh albeit bittersweet floral perfumes. That the base wines here are exposed to 70% new barrique is not in any way obvious, and what subtle suggestions of lanolin, spice or resin are present merely add new layers to this profoundly multifarious experience. Nor have controlled oxidation or new wood in any way deprived this cuvee of traits that cry out for mineral descriptors. I am forced to refer to “chalk,” “salt,” and “alkali” for lack of better choices, and to point to a maritime sense of depth that helps lead to mouthwatering as well as profoundly layered finishing savor. Insofar as one could both afford it and were lucky enough to locate bottles, this is a wine to return to and wonder about over the next several years, as well as, of course, on the basis of renewed disgorgements. - David Schildknecht
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
I enjoyed a glass of this with my cheese course at Les Avizés (courtesy of my neighbors’ generosity) the night before our tasting with Monsieur Selosse. The wine offers up a deep and still quite youthful nose of fresh... I enjoyed a glass of this with my cheese course at Les Avizés (courtesy of my neighbors’ generosity) the night before our tasting with Monsieur Selosse. The wine offers up a deep and still quite youthful nose of fresh apricot, pear, beautifully complex, limestone minerality, smoke, gentle nuttiness, a touch of lemon peel and a faint glimmer of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and superbly complex, with a fine core, frothy mousse and outstanding focus and grip on the very long and pure finish. A beautiful wine. 2014-2030+. 94+