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Jacquesson Cuvee No. 742 Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$95. 00 Bottle
$1140.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2020-2025)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
A fluffy white mousse rises to the top of the glass slowly dissipating to reveal a pale gold coloured base that has a fine persistent bead coursing through it. Intense baked bread, oily toast like scents and yeast lees aromatics flow out of the glass complexed by roasted almonds, brioche and hints of ginger. A rich full palate is backed by nervy, crisp acidity that gives the wine an energetic feel. Mouthfilling flavours of baked bread, yeast lees and oily cashews meld into citrus and roasted almond characters. Dry sculptured finish with a long aftertaste that’s oily yet stimulating and has a lingering dried nut character to it.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews….
The NV Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 742 (2014 base) has really opened up since I last tasted it about a year ago. The Pinot is so expressive in the No. 742, a Champagne built on texture and resonance. Dried pear, dried flowers, plum and spice fill out the wine's frame effortlessly, but the 742 truly shines with a bit of air, which seems to accent its freshness. Readers looking for a fine grower Champagne to drink now will find much to like. The blend is 59% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Disgorged January 2019. Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter. Drink 2020-2030.
94 Points
Antonio Galloni – Vinous

A creamy and harmonious version, with a fragrant skein of spice that unwinds through flavors of raspberry tart, lemon pastry cream, lime blossom and candied ginger. Lightly mouthwatering on the lingering, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2024.
93 points
Wine Spectator

Based on the 2014 vintage and disgorged with 1.5 grams per liter dosage in July 2018, Jacquesson's NV Extra Brut Cuvée No. 742 continues the house's pioneering series of cuvées that employ reserve wines not in pursuit of a constant "house style" but merely with the aim of complementing each base vintage to maximize its potential. Wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of walnut oil, dried white flowers, saffron, citrus oil and crisp orchard fruit, along with a delicate top note of fino sherry, it's medium to full-bodied, sapid and incisive, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. I found it irresistible. Drink 2019-2029.
93+ points
William Kelley – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate