NV Champagne R. Pouillon Solera Extra Brut Premier Cru

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A phenomenal expression of a single site Champagne told over more than two decades. Extraordinary powerful and long.
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This is arguably Fabrice Pouillon's finest wine and definitely his rarest.

In 1997 a solera was established for a single plot in Premier Cru Mareuil sur Aÿ. Every year 10% new juice is added to this single 4000L barrel and 10% is siphoned off to bottle. An equal split between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this wine gives you the clearest picture of terroir as told over decades.

It's powerful and incredibly complex, a rare beauty. Only 30 bottles made it to Australia this year.

97 points
"Grower producer since 1947. Selosse watch out, with this one… It’s brilliant... A feast for the senses and ultimately very refreshing. Multi-dimensional Champagne. Standing ovation."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

18 different vintages that are added successively to the blend according to the Solera method. This blend, which is the antithesis of "vintage", offers a timeless vision of our terroir.

97 points - Posted on 15 November 2023.

"A solera that ranges from 1997 to 2017 contributes to this extraordinary Champagne – a pretty unique thing in the landscape of Champagne. Indeed, this is one of my favourite Champagnes going around. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the varieties. Grower producer since 1947. Selosse watch out, with this one…

It’s brilliant. It delivers fancy and compelling and unique in the same sip. There’s richness, saline and fino sherry characters, ballistic minerality, a razor cut of briny acidity, toasty elements, sweet almond, green apple freshness and pink grapefruit zing. The perfume wafts around with fresh fruit, the savoury elements, that sherry-like zip and sweet pastry-like characters – and so much to sniff on. Intense flavour, layers and layers to it, gently palate staining yet so incredibly fresh. The finish is epic, flourishes as it lingers, more pastry, more fino, more green apple. A feast for the senses and ultimately very refreshing. Multi-dimensional Champagne. Standing ovation." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "The solera collects wine from 1997 to 2016 for this wine. It's a bit more bright, leaner and lively, in a way, than the incredible 2019 disgorgement. That being said, it is still profoundly complex. Just maybe missing, for me, the depth and savouriness of the previous release.Epic length and persistence, extreme power and detail. A Champagne that touts complexity, layers and an experience over the simple visceral experience of most. It's fino sherry, oyster shell, honeyed toast, green apple juice, blackcurrant and grilled nuts. In all that, a core, at full velocity, of ripping, shredding saline acidity. Wow. It's so compact and so much is oscillating in that space. Refreshing to the nth. It's a brilliant, emphatic and distinct wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    2 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Another great drop from this producder

    If you like Selosse Substance or oxidative notes then you will love this. Oxidative notes with freshness to boot. Excellent drink.

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