Jacquesson "Cuvée 735" Brut Champagne
Just released, this latest non-vintage from Jacquesson is very steely, austere, cool and elegant with apple and citrus acidity. It has freshness and balance. Still young, but very complete.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Cuvee N° 735 is a gorgeous, fleshy wine laced with radiant fruit. Lemon, white flowers, spices and crushed rocks are some of the notes that inform this deep, satisfying Champagne. A round, creamy finish wraps things up in style. The 735 got better and better over time, always a good sign. The 735 is 72% 2007 juice, 47% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. It is a bit richer, rounder and more immediate than the 734, not a bad thing for a wine meant to be enjoyed on the young side. This bottle was disgorged in the first quarter, 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.
Aromatic, offering floral and spice notes mixing with flavors of bread dough, dried apricot, lemon confit, golden raisin and pastry cream. Shows clean cut, with a fine bead and a fresh, smoky, mineral-tinged finish. Disgorged January 2012. Drink now through 2018.