Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.5300 ratings
9.578 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
Bob McDonald

Seem to have left my notes at home and now at the coast but this was such an assault on the senses I can remember 90% of it - this was a very good New Year’s Eve Champagne. Selosse deserves to be in a unique category being the product of a Solera. Quite oxidative and best served in large Burgundy glasses. Aromas of mouldy apples and oranges with notes of almond and mint. The colour is like beer with a mild mousse. Like many good wines it is constantly presenting different aromas and flavours. From memory disgorged November 2016. The intensity of flavour is profound. Only 3000 bottles made annually for the world and difficult to source. I have had the pleasure previously at tastings but only the 2nd time I have shared a bottle with my wife. This is a wine that challenges you in every respect and takes you out of your comfort zone. It is well named as Substance.

Seem to have left my notes at home and now at the coast but this was such an assault on the senses I can remember 90% of it - this was a very good New Year’s Eve Champagne. Selosse deserves to be in a unique category being the product of a Solera. Quite oxidative and best served in large Burgundy glasses. Aromas of mouldy apples and oranges with notes of almond and mint. The colour is like beer with a mild mousse. Like many good wines it is constantly presenting different aromas and flavours. From memory disgorged November 2016. The intensity of flavour is profound. Only 3000 bottles made annually for the world and difficult to source. I have had the pleasure previously at tastings but only the 2nd time I have shared a bottle with my wife. This is a wine that challenges you in every respect and takes you out of your comfort zone. It is well named as Substance.

Jan 1st, 2022
Bob McDonald

Colour of Rich Yellow Gold. I served this wine in Red Burgundy Glasses. Oxidative Sherry like notes from the solera system. Also the first Champagne I have ever decanted. Mature developed flavours. Notes of hazelnut and mouldy orange. An amazing wine - not really Champagne as we know it. 100% Avize Chardonnay. Disgorged 4th July 2008 so plenty of bottle development. Following the advice of Roscoe Halligan of Prince Wine Store (after he had been advised by Selosse himself) regarding Decanting and appropriate stemware, and required age I can now say I “get” Selosse Substance, appreciate it and will buy in the future. He bottles at the minimum atmosphere required by law. Unique can be an overused word with Wine but I am confident in saying this is truly unique. Fitting for my better half’s birthday!

Colour of Rich Yellow Gold. I served this wine in Red Burgundy Glasses. Oxidative Sherry like notes from the solera system. Also the first Champagne I have ever decanted. Mature developed flavours. Notes of hazelnut and mouldy orange. An amazing wine - not really Champagne as we know it. 100% Avize Chardonnay. Disgorged 4th July 2008 so plenty of bottle development. Following the advice of Roscoe Halligan of Prince Wine Store (after he had been advised by Selosse himself) regarding Decanting and appropriate stemware, and required age I can now say I “get” Selosse Substance, appreciate it and will buy in the future. He bottles at the minimum atmosphere required by law. Unique can be an overused word with Wine but I am confident in saying this is truly unique. Fitting for my better half’s birthday!

Mar 25th, 2018
Kuan Lim

The revolution of Champagne wine making. Anselme Selosse turns his vision, belief and work in to this masterpiece.
A solera of Avize Chardonnay created in 1986.
Disgorgement date 10/13/2014 #champagne #chardonnay #selosse #substance #solera #shreveport #bossiercity
#winemaking

The revolution of Champagne wine making. Anselme Selosse turns his vision, belief and work in to this masterpiece.
A solera of Avize Chardonnay created in 1986.
Disgorgement date 10/13/2014 #champagne #chardonnay #selosse #substance #solera #shreveport #bossiercity
#winemaking

Feb 17th, 2018
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.6

intense minerality. love this

intense minerality. love this

Nov 29th, 2017
Ty Richchouyrod

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Aug 7th, 2017
Doug Kahn

Sweet baby Jesus. Nectar that speaks of incredible magnitudes

Sweet baby Jesus. Nectar that speaks of incredible magnitudes

May 3rd, 2017
Darin Kendrick

Disgorged Mar 15 2014

Disgorged Mar 15 2014

Apr 25th, 2017
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.6

Well that's my once every two year tasting of substance. Always spectacular

Well that's my once every two year tasting of substance. Always spectacular

Feb 18th, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.3

2013 disgorgement

2013 disgorgement

Jan 21st, 2017
Beau Carson

Why does this have to be so expensive??? I need to get rich quick.

Why does this have to be so expensive??? I need to get rich quick.

Jan 2nd, 2017