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  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

The Selosse range includes: 
Initial - a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay grapes, aged for at least 2 years before disgorgement in a Brut style.  Version Originale is also a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay, but aged longer in bottle (42 months) before disgorgment and has very little dosage (Extra Brut) style.

Millésime - a single vintage Blanc de Blancs from the grapes of two vineyards in Avize, Le Mont de Cramant and Les Chantereines. Substance is a Blanc de Blancs from a single vineyard in Avize. This Champagne is made in a unique solera system with the base grapes for this wine coming from the 1987 vintage, the blend is topped up with more recent vintages each year.

Contraste is a Blanc de Noirs, made from Pinot Noir grapes,  from a single vineyard (La Côte Faron in the village of Aÿ), also made in a solera style with the base grapes from the 1994 vintage. Exquiseis a Demi-Sec Blanc de Blancs champagne, with around 24g/l of dosage. 

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The high alcohol here has ended up being integrated gracefully with age, nice toasty pear, then peaches, hints of lavender on the nose. It opens with a complex mélange of flavors, spice laced orange notes, some nuttiness, apple, cinnamon, rich, smoky and chalky at and past the mid palate, some flowers and cloves swirl together as this layered, suave beauty, rich and yet admirably balanced, concludes with an emphatic mineral-tinged exclamation. The multi-vintage Selosse solera bottlings are often enticingly intriguing, but their vintage expressions, as here, can be deeply impressive. 94 Points+

  • 94p
Tasted from Selosse's cellar. Aromas of caramel, smoke, spices, oak, peaches, saffron and popcorn. Bit heavier and toasty than 2002
  • 96p
Druvsammansättning (Cépage): Avize-Chardonnay från ett år. Lagring på sin jästfällning: ~9 år före dégorgering. Dosage: 0-4g/l. Degorgerad i februari 2009. Produktion: 0-500 lådor. Pris: ca 240 US$ dollars. Richard Juhlin Poäng: 93(95). Tastinnote; Detta är en helt otrolig champagne! Redan då nästippen analkades glaset sköljdes jag över av en våg av munterhet. Detta är för bra för att vara sant… Detta är förmodligen en av de största nylanserade champagner jag någonsin smakat, men ändå balanserad och frisk tack vare en kraftfull mineralitet. Detta vin börjar redan visa tryffel och svamptoner tillsammans med sharonfrukt och grapefrukt. 99:an är mångfacetterad med många lager den går igenom en skön rund fas i munnen, med rostat bröd och hasselnötstoner och när du tror att den klingar av och är borta. Då, ungefär en fjärdedel av en sekund senare, träffas paletten av apelsinzest plötsligt din gom, och sedan kommer avslutningen svepande in, och varar för evigt. Detta fick mig faktiskt att brista ut i skratt. Till Anselmes grymtande uppskattning.
  • 95p

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Origin

Avize, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Contraste

Exquise

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Le Bout du Clos

Le Cote Faron Grand Cru Ay

Les Carelles Grand Cru Le Mesnil

Lieux-Dits Le Chemin de Chalons Grand Cru

Mareuil sur Ay Sous Le Mont Grand Cru

Ratafia 'Il Etait Une Fois'

Rosé

Substance

Version Initial

Version Originale

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