Jacquesson Vertical

Tasted October 28, 2018 by WhatsSamSipping with 126 views

Introduction

I had put this tasting together out of infatuation for the wines. Though more specifically I wanted to investigate how the 700 series aged.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 741 France, Champagne
Brimming with activity. Citrus fruits that begin tart but finish sweeter. While theres cream and enveloping mousse this seems to have very little baby fat for a brand new brut. There was more richness as the wine opened throughout the tasting. Really delicious and flourishing in its youth.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 740 France, Champagne
This was a surprising contrast to the 741. The texture was much softer and the flavors more subdued. The wine had more chalky mineral flavors like a Macon white. While the 741 was bold and showcased great fruit the 740 is more an ensemble of tiny flavors. It is perhaps worthwhile to wait a year or two on this.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 739 France, Champagne
This smells a bit more like a traditional champagne with a few years bottle age. The aroma shows development and more secondary fermentation characteristics. The mineral flavors that seemed far more present on the 740 have been swapped out for brine and salinity.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 738 France, Champagne
A little further along in life: Nutty & lil' smokey aromas. Though there isn't as much weight or depth as you would imagine on the palate. It's nice to have some development but everything seems lighter in proportion.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 737 France, Champagne
Easily the most vinous Jacquesson I've had to date. I know 2009 was quite plump in Champagne but this wine really lays it out for you. Lots of youthful characteristics, along with whole fruits, lively acidity, and fresh aromas. This has so much more life ahead of it.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 735 Degorgement Tardif France, Champagne
The high percentage of Pinot Noir in this blend shows. Though I don't think I'd guess this was a late disgorgement wine if I tasted it blind. Creamy and plush palate: Brioche, nutty, and the fruits taste more like a citrus custard or a coulee. This is quite showy now, but I'm sure it'll be even more decadent with more time in bottle.

Closing

While these aren't technically vintage cuvées they certainly act like it. Lots of still wine qualities like vivid fruit and soft textures. They also seem to age slowly, very much like vintage champagne. These wines are incredible when fresh but if you want to see them condense and develop there seems to be a long hang time.

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