Jacquesson Brut "Cuvée #732"
Wine & Spirits
A wine of quiet intensity, lovely in the touch of its bubbles and the fragrant strawberry and fennel scents they bring. It finishes clean and bright, with a fresh cream flavor to carry the fruit. For yellowfin tuna, seared rare.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Cuvee Nº 732 is a gorgeous, minerally wine with notable delineation and clarity in its aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, finessed Champagne offers terrific persistence with a long and incredibly pure finish. The Cuvee Nº 732 is primarily vintage 2004 wine (79%) with the addition of older reserve wines, all of which come from grand cru and premier cru vineyards in the Vallee de la Marne and the Cote des Blancs. The blend is 39% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir. This is lot 732.06, disgorged during the 2nd quarter of 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.
Peach and mineral aromas keep this Champagne grounded, while the citrus and malt notes suggest something more fleeting. It's firm and dry, with a mouthwatering finish.
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light yellow with a frothy mousse. Fresh pear, yellow plum and tangerine on the nose, with a light floral quality adding dimension. Medium in weight, with round orchard fruit flavors nicely framed by gentle acidity. Finishes fresh, with a pleasingly bitter cherry pit quality and gently spiciness. More taut than the outstanding 731, this will repay cellaring." (Nov. 07) K&L's notes: The cuvee 732 is Jacquesson's current non vintage blend, but is acknowledged as different than last years blend (the 731) so fans of their Champagnes can enjoy the differences. This is a stark contrast to many of the big houses that guard the harvest information of their non-vintage blends like secret ingredients! This batch is based on 59% 2004 with 25% 2003, 15% 2002 and 1% from 2001. It is composed of 39% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir and dosed at dosed at next to nothing- 3.5 grams! This is racy, mineral driven, yet concentrated Champagne that will please the serious Champagne lover! -Gary Westby, K&L