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2008 Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Millesime

Champagne, France

An astonishing wine from the exceptional 2008 vintage, and one of the rarest Champagnes of all. Selosse is bucket list drinking.

$950.00

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About The Wine

Anselme Selosse is one of the most revolutionary figures in the world of wine today.

The ultimate iconoclast, Anselme took the concepts and traditions that made the best wines of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley so iconic - that it takes great fruit to make transcendent wines, and expression of terroir is paramount - and brought those ideas to his family's vineyards in Champagne.

His wines are now hunted like the rarest of birds across the planet

This promises to be an incredible wine. 100 Points from Champagne's most renowned critic, William Kelley, from a truly great vintage (2008).

About Domaine Jacques Selosse

Selosse is a name mentioned in mythical, shadowy terms, the unicorn wines of Champagne, that really don't have much in common with commercial or even prestige Champagne at all.

Anselme took over the estate from his father Jacques in 1980, and pretty much turned the Champagne world on its head, focussing on individual terroirs and vineyards, some oxidative winemaking, extended aging, lower dosage, lower SO2....Everything that hardly anyone else was doing.

He officially retired in 2018, with talented son Guillaume now running the show.

Anselme and Guillaume Selosse
Anselme and Guillaume Selosse
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Disgorged August 2020. This is the third Millésime made by Guillaume Selosse (as part of the transition, Anselme handed this wine over first) and it is also the wine where he has made the greatest impact. This vintage is one of the first to include fruit from all six villages: Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Ambonnay. The varietal blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. It was bottle-aged for 10 years before disgorgement.

Blend : Chardonnay (70%), Pinot Noir (30%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Anselme Selosse
Winemaker Anselme Selosse
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

100Points
Wine Advocate

"….this bottle soared from the glass with scents of citrus oil, buttery pastry, candied peel, crisp orchard fruit, toasted pecans, iodine and smoke. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's immensely layered and intensely vinous, with a tightly wound core, racy acids and a long, pungently saline finish. "If the 2009 is a Catholic," observes Selosse, "the 2008 is a Protestant"—though a Protestant, I'm tempted to add, who is evidently not entirely immune to the pleasures of the flesh.” 100 points, William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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