|Champagne||N.V.||Jacquesson Cuvee 736|
2008 Base wine
|BT||0 \ 6||6||960.00||12||6||106.66666666667||92.00||90.00||Jacquesson Cuvee 736||0.75||30|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
I also tasted the NV Brut Cuvee No. 736, which Jean-Herve Chiquet disgorged ‘a la volee,’ which means the wine is not technically finished, hence the score in parentheses. The 736 is based on the 2008 vintage, a year that yielded pure, racy Champagnes built on energy and tension, a style I personally like quite a bit. The 736 presents incredible aromatic nuance and layers of finely sculpted, chiseled fruit. An intense, saline and citrus-laced finish rounds things out in style. This is shaping up to be a great 700-series Champagne from Jacquesson, perhaps the best yet. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.