Jacques Selosse Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay NV

$169

...especially open in this release, with notable texture, richness and resonance. Lemon peel, white flowers and almonds all open up in the glass, followed by honey and slight elements of Burgundian-like reduction. Initial is always Selosse's most vibrant wine, as it is once again this year. The pure breadth and verticality of these Chardonnays from Avize, Cramant Oger is compelling. Readers who want to explore Anselme Selosse's wines should start here...This is a fabulous showing... Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity.

Finale bubbles from my favorite grower. Intense, complex and powerful. Apple tart tatin, tropical fruits, baked brioche, spices and a hint of caramel drizzle. Finishes with excellent length and focused acidity.

9.5

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose.

9.1

Cody Short Delectable Pro

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

Love the Selosse style. Simply amazing stuff

9.5

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Killer bubbles

Killer bubbles

9.6

Peter Liem Delectable Pro

Writer Sherry Guide, Champagne Guide

Selosse's wines always show better with post-disgorgement age. This bottle was disgorged in 2010, and it's really starting to pick up steam now.

Selosse's wines always show better with post-disgorgement age. This bottle was disgorged in 2010, and it's really starting to pick up steam now.

9.5

Rajat Parr Delectable Pro

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

2010 disgorged

2010 disgorged

10

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

Disgorged October 2010. A slightly oxidized nose that is joined by green apples, pears, and nuts. In the mouth it was like a plane on a runway ready to take off. Increasingly powerful impressions of citrus , chalk and creaminess. Great complexity and power.

Disgorged October 2010. A slightly oxidized nose that is joined by green apples, pears, and nuts. In the mouth it was like a plane on a runway ready to take off. Increasingly powerful impressions of citrus , chalk and creaminess. Great complexity and power.

9.4

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Green apple, lime candy, sourdough.

Green apple, lime candy, sourdough.

9.1

Stephen Clark Delectable Pro

#tuesdays #girlfriendwine #dude

#tuesdays #girlfriendwine #dude

9.5

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

1/13 disgorgement.

1/13 disgorgement.

9.2

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