Jacques Selosse

Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Hard to beat this wine in this setting! Courtyard dining at TFL. October 2020 disgorgement is utter perfection with an ultra complex aromatic profile and chiseled palate with riveting energy and a seamlessly balanced expression of layered rich red berry fruit and chalky minerality. VO base with a touch of still Pinot from Francis Egly. Magic every time. — 8 days ago

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Jacques Lassaigne

La Colline Inspirée Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This is beautiful. I got a lot of apple and pear initially, opened up to lemon, buttermilk, a slight earthy/woodsy/herbal component. The acidity is so well balanced. There’s some oyster shells and sourdough starter underneath it all. I just love this. Ultimately it’s lemons and pears and cream in wonderful harmony for me. — a month ago

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Château des Jacques

Moulin-A-Vent Gamay 2016

Medium dark rubi robe, medium bodied and very elegant in the mouth, good complexity and balance, fresh, perfect with food. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

The three of us from Omaha were presented this wine upon arrival, double-blind fashion in large burgundy-style glasses. The appearance was a burnished gold color with slight visual signs of gas only when agitated. On the nose, there are signs of oxidization with a slightly cheesy and nutty thing on the nose along with some bruised apple and pear. The palate was like fireworks. Layers of fruits, nuts, spices and the creamiest of textures. At first, based on the smell and the appearance, I thought this might be a vintage Champagne, 1996 or even possibly 1990. However, after tasting it, I was compelled to shift direction as it reminded me of some of the more remarkable NV wines made in a solera-style like Bereche “Reflan d’Antan” or Selosse “Initial”. Welp…basically nailed it. How I wish this wine could be in my life more often. — 14 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2019

Chain Bridge Cellars. $21.98. Smooth tannins. Great value. — 12 days ago

Domaine Fourrier

Clos St. Jacques Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Night and day difference in showing from this bottle in March. In hindsight, I think the last one may have had travel shock. Tonight, 2013 CSJ coming from 100+ year old vines is superb after a lengthy slow ox, soaring from the glass with crazy aromatic intensity showing a delicate oak framed red and blue fruited profile with winter citrus, cocoa bean and red roses. The palate shows Grand Cru depth, stunning elegance and purity with fine grained tannins and a penetrating salty mineral laced finale that goes on and on. It’s still young, but 13’s from the big dogs are really starting to shine. Hold the reductive 12’s and tannic 14’s and pop the elegant 13’s. — 21 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

D: 7/17 A real privilege to have this so soon after the last; burgundy glass this time vs. bulbous white wine. First 90mins were similarly sublime, but then did close a little before livening up a more citrus forward fashion and then retracing its steps back into the sublime at around 3hrs. — a month ago

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Jacques Lassaigne

Les Vignes de Montgueux Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

First experience with Lassaigne and it won’t be the last! Great mineral character, good richness and fruit. — a day ago

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Clos de la Maréchale Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Blanc Chardonnay 2018

Leaning towards straw in color, the warm 2018 vintage shines through here. Expressing stone and tropical fruit such as ripe peach and apricot, pineapple, mango and melon, the nose also reveals oak, malo and lees driven characteristics such as vanilla, butter and pastry. Full bodied, creamy textured and with a firm acidity, this powerhouse old world Chardonnay should drink well for another decade. — 18 days ago

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