J-M Sélèque "Tradition" Brut Champagne

SKU #1189449 92 points Vinous

 The NV Brut Tradition is a bold, rich wine with plenty of bright citrus, white flower, smoke and chalk notes. Incisive yet also deep, the NV Brut Tradition is endowed with real energy and intensity. Dosage is 7 grams per liter, but the NV Brut Tradition feels a bit drier than that. The blend is 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Meunier and 5% Pinot Noir, with the Chardonnay particularly expressive today. With time in the glass, the Brut Tradition becomes richer as the breadth conferred by the red grapes takes on a greater role. This is a gorgeous Champagne from J-M Sélèque. Dosage is 7 grams/liter. Disgorged: November 2014. (AG)  (11/2015)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A cool and restrained nose features notes of yeast, various white flowers, citrus peel and green apple. There is good verve and lovely detail to the delicious, intense and lightly mineral-inflected flavors that display good complexity on the crisp and moderately dry finish. This is really quite pretty and though it could be enjoyed now I would be inclined to hold it for a few years first in order to develop a bit more texture.  (1/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This elegant Champagne carries a subtle mesh of smoke, Gala apple, almond biscotti, chalk and lemon zest notes on a soft, creamy mousse. Fresh finish. (AN, Web-2015)

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Other White Wines

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France

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- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.