I just read some of the comments and I am happy to read that more people agree the traditional flute is not the proper glass to taste Champagne. The bottle we drank/tasted today was disgorged Sept. 8, 2013. The bouquet is beautiful and complex with minerals and some anise. On the palate very intense, a bit reductive, or even a bit oxidized in a beautiful way. Oloroso Sherry and rasped apple impressions, beautifully dry, anise again and tight acidity. This is a great and complex Champagne, but not one for beginners.
Disgorged August 2013. Certainly One of the best wines I've ever tasted, and this was only his entry cuvee! Simultaneously rich, generous, elegant, mineral. Huge flavor with just a hint of oxidized Chardonnay notes and such lightness of being and never-ending favors. I hate big bubbles in Champagne and here the bubbles were superfine and didn't get in the way of the wine's complexity, rather they gave it a magic carpet to rise up and float on. If I could only drink this for the rest of my life that would be just fine..
The only drawback is I can't afford to buy this every day so if there any community members who can recommend other champagnes at a lower price point which can at least come a little bit close to this style then I'm all ears.
6 Oct 2011 disgorgement. Just an overall beautiful champagne and at pretty much at 4.5 years post disgorgement bang on the money. Very vibrant, good ripe fruit, rich but in balance, nice yeasty profile. It has an elegance that we do seek in champagne and this has been by far the best experience we have had with the VO. Very good! 94 easy and this disgorgement is to be had now.
Disgorged 5 November 2011. Really complex nose with smoke, stones, tropical fruits and a bit of oaky vanilla. Quite a sweet nose, actually. Very dry and intense on the palate with lots of minerals and a bit of oak. Really long and robust. The colour is golden and the it is surprisingly mature on the nose and flavour profile as well, but it still feels pretty tight, focused and young on the palate. Will definitely improve, but I will probably not wait more than two years to drink my last bottle.
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(NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut V.O.) Light golden color with steady, tiny bubbles; almond, sherry, tart lemon nose; rich, creamy, ripe lemon,, mineral, almond palate; very long finish 94+ points
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