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N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Lieux-dits Extra Brut Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Les Carelles Chardonnay
9/20/2019 - Wine Talks Likes this wine:
97 points
Rating 97/100 (4,7)

Powerful massive wine. You can't even call it champagne as it is more of a wine than bubbly. Served after spending 2+ hours in decanter to open up its aromas.
It further developed in my glass for the next 90 minutes showing one layer after another. Full of everything.
Selosse style is on the extreme of oxidation scale and might not be appreciated for some winelovers.

But for me it is one of the most complex champagnes with enormous breadth and depth of aromas and flavours. It just blows your mind away.

One could argue if the terroir is actually present or that is just winemaking style. I assure you, once you taste different Lieux-dits you will see how different they are.

Terroir of Le Mesnil sur Oger. That is one of Lieux-dits collection of Mr. Anselme Selosse.
100% Chardonnay
fermented and aged in oak barrels. Mini-solera of 8 consecutive vintages. Disgorged in July, 2018.
  • Wine Talks commented:

    10/4/19, 5:28 AM - Thank you for spotting the typo. Corrected.

Red
2014 Pavel Shvets - Uppa Winery Pinot Noir Cler Nummulite Chernaya River Valley
6/26/2019 - AV2012 wrote:
92 points
What a pleasant surprise! New world power with an old world restraint. There's some salami, warmth, feeling and aromatics of a wool sweater, it is fruity, rather juicy, forward, but not overdone. Highly recommended!
  • Wine Talks commented:

    7/17/19, 4:13 AM - Do you feel it shows PN varietal characteristics?

  • Wine Talks commented:

    7/17/19, 11:49 PM - I tasted it on several occasions and my observation was that it didn't look, didn't smell and didn't taste like PN.
    I am glad you've enjoyed it as it is the most important in wine appreciation.
    However, I find this PN is rather odd.

White - Sparkling
2008 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons Chardonnay
8/9/2017 - Wine Talks Likes this wine:
94 points
Fragrant. Volume, deep and complex with hidden potential. Apple tart on the palate.

Supposed to be more ready to drink (compared to '05 tasted in parallel) and crowd pleaser, but I personally disagree. The wine is closed - very young. Needs cellaring for more years to come - should improve.

2008 is a Grand vintage.
Single Grand Cru vineyard, Chardonnay exclusive as all the wines of Pierre Peters. 40-50 yrs old vines which is truly 'vieilles vignes' for Champagne heavily suffered during war
  • Wine Talks commented:

    8/11/17, 11:09 AM - Thank you @nzinkgraf for your comment!
    You are absolutely right, Pierre Peters have exclusively Chardonnay vines.
    As for Rose he gets Saignee Pinot Meunier exclusively from Geoffroy. And the assemblage of Rose is 85% Chardannay and 15% PM.

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