White - Sparkling

N.V. Jean Vesselle Champagne Brut Réserve

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2017 - 2020 (Edit)
CT88.5 106 reviews
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2014
Label borrowed from 2012

Community Tasting Notes 74

  • stet Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 19, 2021 - Color: light gold, copper streaks
    Nose: bread crust and yeast. Anise qualities. Red apple, bruised. Lemon
    Palate: Medium-full body. Medium acidity and a lot of autolytic notes, way ahead of the fruit. Perlage is fine and well persistent.
    Finish: medium. Bitter and sweet

    Serious and very drinkable, but I think perhaps a hint overdone on dosage for my palate. Autolytic mostly, very rich style. Needs 30 mins air.

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 20, 2021 - Retail $48. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. We were all in Austin and after a search on the web, I found June's All Day on the internet. It was founded (and still partially owned) by June Rodil, a bit of a wunderkind in the Texas restaurant/wine scene. The spot was named by Food and Wine as one of the best restaurants of 2017 and I had met June on several occasions in Houston (she left Austin for the bright lights of H-Town in 2019). I had convinced the family to come with me to watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge (which I had seen before and it was quite cool) after which we could then walk the little-over-a-mile to the restaurant. Great plan! Except. First, it was early July--the bats don't really come out in the hot summer months as much, but not knowing that, we hung around for about an hour waiting for not much of anything. Second, it was July in Texas. So it was hot. And humid. Really humid (which also means tons of mosquitoes). Last, the walk to the restaurant was a little longer than I had envisioned. By about a mile. So when we all arrived at the place, it was late (9:30-ish), we were all hot and sweaty (really sweaty), and more than a little hangry. But. We were able to get the last table, it was really cold inside, and. All Champagne. Was. Half. Off. Half off. So we opted for this bottle of Jean Vesselle, which, you may notice, has the proper punctuation associated with Bouzy (a rather famous town in the Champagne region). The wine? Golden rich baked apple. Lemon rind. Yeasty goodness. It was on the list at $122 but for $61? Giddy-up. Close to a Whoa. Excellent. 92 Points.


  • Bozekt wrote: 92 points

    June 14, 2021 - Nose of baked apple pie, toasty brioche, and marzipan. Palate showed baked orchard fruit and rich lemon peel, med acidity, med ABV, and med to med-plus body. Finish had a zip of acidity, but with a rounder character. Awesome with sushi!

  • Order66 wrote: 86 points

    May 9, 2021 - Nice, basic Champagne. Scents of toast, honey. Big bubbles, with mild acidity and some notes of brioche, hazelnuts and brown rice. Commendable effort.

  • Genghis88 Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 18, 2021 - Pop 'n' pour. Just needed to open a bottle of bubble quickly without the usual preamble.
    Initial big bubbles on the pour. Large foam quickly dissipates.
    Light gold in color. Faint nose of brioche, honey, floral notes.
    Bitter almonds, sour gooseberry, medium minus finish. Off dry (barely)
    Not a terrible bubble at all. Maybe a little 'more raw' and less refined, but still enjoyable nonetheless for the QPR.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Jean Vesselle
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Réserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 3760236240102, 3760236240119, 6917451722914

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 321 (32%)
  • Consumed 664 (67%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitif, aperitive, At home, Fet fisk, Fisk, Milda ostar, Skaldjur, Tapas och smårätter

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