Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.4327 ratings
9.5133 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

The party begins. Fine bubbles. So refined.

The party begins. Fine bubbles. So refined.

Jul 13th, 2023
Conrad Green

2012 base vintage. Lovely bright lemon and slate. A peachy, fleshy note. Vivid and clear. Kinda dramatic and showy but with real substance and great acidity. Wow.

2012 base vintage. Lovely bright lemon and slate. A peachy, fleshy note. Vivid and clear. Kinda dramatic and showy but with real substance and great acidity. Wow.

Mar 15th, 2023
Conrad Green

2002 base. Light peach and white flowers. Great cut and definition. Slate and chalk. Hard edges. Very good.

2002 base. Light peach and white flowers. Great cut and definition. Slate and chalk. Hard edges. Very good.

Mar 15th, 2023
Conrad Green

Base Year 1996. Musty-ish honeyed nose. Rich floral notes of Jasmine and honeysuckle. Light tea and brioche.sizzling acidity. Odd pairing but dynamic

Base Year 1996. Musty-ish honeyed nose. Rich floral notes of Jasmine and honeysuckle. Light tea and brioche.sizzling acidity. Odd pairing but dynamic

Mar 15th, 2023
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Classic. Toast. Creamy.

Classic. Toast. Creamy.

Dec 31st, 2022
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Celebration worthy 🍾

Celebration worthy 🍾

Nov 15th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity. 🥂

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity. 🥂

Aug 13th, 2020
Ira Schwartz

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

Apr 7th, 2020
Cody Short

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Oct 24th, 2018
Shawn R

Killer bubbles

Killer bubbles

Apr 9th, 2018