Jacques Selosse Sous Le Mont NV (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 WA / 96 JS / 95 VM
Based on the 2011 vintage and disgorged in March 2018, the latest release of Selosse's NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Sous le Mont—derived from a east-facing site in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ not far from the Clos des Goisses. The wine unfurls in the glass with an inviting bouquet of waxy orchard fruit, honeycomb, dried white flowers, smoke and peat. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, with a charming, gourmand profile that's simultaneously satiny and saline. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
A Blanc de Noirs from an east-facing site in the heart of Aÿ, this has depth, richness and a deeper savory edge to the nose. Aromas of dark tobacco, plenty of dry roasted spices, nut biscuits, musk and dried red fruits. The palate is full of compressed power, where the Mesnil lieu-dit has a verticality which pushes on a horizontal plane with boldness, density and real substance. Flavors run through striking blueberry and red apples, heading to salted caramel and praline on the finish. Commanding Champagne. Drink now. - James Suckling
The NV (2012) Mareuil-su-Aÿ Sous Le Mont is fabulous. The decision to bump dosage up to 3.5 grams per liter works beautifully in giving the Mareuil a bit more mid-palate texture while also also eliminating the slightly vegetal quality that often marked previous editions. Bright and focused in the glass, with terrific energy and lovely Pinot resonance, the Mareuil possesses superb aromatic depth and plenty of character. This is the finest edition of the Mareuil yet. I loved it. Dosage is 3.5 grams per liter.
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