Tuesday, June 12, 2007

WINE: JACQUESSON Cuvee no. 730 Brut NV

Type: Champagne
Origin: France
Approx Cost: $65

The last time I got this wine it was really horribly corked. I decided today that I was ready to give it another go.

Made with a blend of grapes from the 2002 harvest, as well as a reserve harvest, it’s a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, if fairly equal quantities.

Pours with a medium mousse, but fine and persistent bead. Mid straw hue. Aroma of green apple and peaches. The green apple and peach persist into the palate where they’re joined by a creamy texture and some honey and pear notes. Lovely dough and citrus finish which has good length and really opens up.

One of the better NV champagnes, but also one of the more expensive. Although it really is quite stylish and balanced, so give it a go and see if it floats your boat.


1 comment:

Sam said...

I like the jaquesson. It's not mind blowing but it's a solid contributor.

nice review