White - Sparkling

N.V. Jacques Selosse Substance

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 323

  • Trydebull wrote: 93 points

    November 4, 2019 - Helblint 191013 Skåne BYOB

    Mörkt gul

    Doften ger parfym, mogen banan, skumbanan, hyacint (Det här måste bara vara Selosse...)

    Smaken - Mogna päron, bra syra, balanserad, mjölkchocklad

    Gott - framförallt efter tre timmar och framåt när den öppnar något

    Visade sig såklart vara Selosse. Substance. Deg december 2016
    Borde fått vila fem år till minst - men alltid en ren lycka att få inmundiga!

    93+++

  • BURGHen Boy Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 21, 2019 - Rustic start, Madeira flavor profile jumps out then oxidize sherry notes abound. Settles into a nice long bold finish with a fine Sauternes sweetness and spice. Unique in style

  • Darjeeling Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 21, 2019 - Not my style of champagne, but I did enjoy its different flavor profile. Nutty; apple, white bread - yeasty, feel the layers of flavor and vintages combining. Enjoyable due to the difference of oxidativative style. Not personally my style of champagne, but the effort put into the thoughtful wine shines through and its fun to drink something that doesn’t hit your palate, but is so well done that it shines.

  • Burgaddict wrote:

    October 6, 2019 - Degorgement 2010. Great Substance, balanced, reductive and acidity tones, very long finish. Enjoyed glass after glass and suddenly the bottle was empty.

  • RolfT wrote: 95 points

    August 28, 2019 - Disgorged 2008. Wow. Such a massive and dense wine. Dessert wine almost. Fully ripe and at a peak. Faded a bit in glas 30+ min in. Almost wish we had drank this a aperitif instead of the V.O. and saved the V.O. for the meal instead.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    10/22/2007 (link)

    (NV Jacques Selosse "Substance") This is unique, in that it is 14 different vintages that are added in the casks along the years. A "solera" style Champagne if you will. This had even finer mousse than the regular Blanc de Blancs. Finely etched stuff this was. Yes . . .Selosse does make me talk like Yoda! The nose had hazeluts, iodine (Chevalier Montrachet?) and some apple again. Bracingly mineral with immense concentration and power but on such a heartbreakingly lithe frame it was incredible. Again this took over your mouth and left you sucking, sapping and licking the inside for what seemed like forever. Baking spices developed after some time in the glass. This was the most "open" of the three bottles I have had this year. Just amazing wine.

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/18/2007 (link)

    (NV Jacques Selosse "Substance") The wine was amazing, plain and simple. Initially the nose was all saline, pralines and minerals with some piquant tangerine fruit on the nose. The palate had absolutely mindboggling levels of concentrated bright citrus fruits on the sleekest lithest frame you can imagine. It danced, prickled and tickled your palate and the mid-palate definition was nothing short of brilliant. It was one of those special wines that kept changing every time I sipped it our held it up to my nose. The minerality was dense, concentrated and beautifully complemented all the fruit. There was alot of fruit in this. More than I expected. The finish was long and mineral and delineated like the best bubblies I have had. Kept opening and getting deeper and more complex as the night went on. The last sip was the best. An incredible experience.

  • By Lyle Fass
    8/17/2006 (link)

    (NV Jacques Selosse “Substance") I have been extremely fortunate to enjoy this wine twice in the last three months and it has been a glorious experience each time. Last night was no exception. This bottle showed a bit more open and expansive than the bottle enjoyed at Blue Fin. Aromas ranged from ginger, caramel, toast, hay, yeast, lemon to mineral, wet earth and dried peach skin. Again this was a confluence of the aromas that developed the many hours it was open. The palate had sap, incredible delineation and purity along with rich intense flavors of toast, stone fruits, apple skins, spice and earth. The acidity was tight and perfectly integrated with the fruit, mousse, oak and minerality. This was an incredible bottle of Champagne that kept getting better and better as it opened up. Brilliant stuff and something that I would not hesitate to decant as this was so incredibly vinous that you barely notice the bubbles are there.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Jacques Selosse
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Substance
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
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  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru
  • UPC Code 7350075500039

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  • Pending Delivery 165 (4%)
  • In Cellars 2,640 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,697 (38%)

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Community Recommendations

chicken a l'orange, fillet of beef with morel sause and wild rice, Mildly spiced Asian food, risotto of morels, sweet and sour chicken

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