Jacquesson Extra Brut Champagne Cuvée 744 NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
LRVF 94
JG 93
JS 92
AM 92
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Item # 341093

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$64.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: May 2022) 12+ Available
 
94 points La Revue du Vin de France: [Highest scoring wine in their blind tasting of 60 non-vintage bruts for their annual Champagne issue] "At the summit of our selction...Bouquet of sour cherry, stone fruits, red fruit yogurt, with a great personality. This signature nose immediately projects us into the universe of Jacquesson's 700 series. We are therefore thinking of the 744 (base 2016). Magnificent intensity of flavors on a vinous and energetic palate, with a prolonged finish without any excess of power. A salty sensation persists for a long time ... Everything is perfectly done. Great Champagne as at home as an aperitif as at the table. (Dec 2021/Jan 2022)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new release of Jacquesson 'Cuvée 744' Extra Brut from the Chiquet family is from the base year of 2016 and was disgorged in January of 2021. It was finished with a micro dosage of .75 grams per liter. It is hard to believe that the non-vintage Cuvée series is now closing in on its twentieth year, as the first iteration, numbered 728, was first released in 2003! The Chiquet brothers have moved away from giving exact cépages numbers for this bottling in more recent times, preferring to rather give a breakdown of which villages their fruit has come from in any given release. The general numbers are around fifty percent chardonnay, thirty percent pinot noir and twenty percent pinot meunier, but each year, this is adjusted depending on which grape variety have excelled in a given vintage. So the breakdown of the 744 is fifty-five percent from the communes of Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers and forty-five percent from Oiry and Avize, with a small percentage of reserve wines added to complete the blend. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a sophisticated blend of apple, fresh-baked bread, a complex base of soil tones, caraway seed, dried flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with bright acids, fine focus and bounce, lovely mineral drive, elegant mousse and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. Though this is very low dosage this year, the style of the 2016 base, coupled with the nice foundation of reserve wines, gives it a relatively early drinkability that has not always been evident in past iterations of the Seven Series, some of which have demanded quite a bit of cellaring before they relax their acids. Though the 744 will age long and gracefully- and still has a serious spine of acidity, it seems likely to blossom a bit sooner than a few other recent iterations in this fine series and should start to drink well with only a modicum of bottle age. 2023-2050+. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

92 points James Suckling: "Very attractive aromas of cooked apple with fresh brioche. Bread dough and some lemon rind, too. Medium to full body with a creamy and refined mouth feel and a rounded finish. Some almond and cooked apple in the aftertaste. Very drinkable now. 45% chardonnay, 35% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier. (8/30/21)"

92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from the 2016 vintage, 55% comes from Hautvillers, 45% is from Avize and Oiry, plus some reserve wines; disgorged February 2021, dosage .75 g/L). There is noticeable if discreet secondary character to the yeasty and toasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and a touch of citrus confit. The vibrant and delicious middle weight flavors possess a moderately firm and fine mousse that adds a sense of energy to the agreeably clean, dry and sneaky long finish. This is on the richer side though it could use a bit more depth and as such I would be inclined to hold it for a few years first. Drink: 2024+. (Jan 2022)"
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94 points La Revue du Vin de France: [Highest scoring wine in their blind tasting of 60 non-vintage bruts for their annual Champagne issue] "At the summit of our selction...Bouquet of sour cherry, stone fruits, red fruit yogurt, with a great personality. This signature nose immediately projects us into the universe of Jacquesson's 700 series. We are therefore thinking of the 744 (base 2016). Magnificent intensity of flavors on a vinous and energetic palate, with a prolonged finish without any excess of power. A salty sensation persists for a long time ... Everything is perfectly done. Great Champagne as at home as an aperitif as at the table. (Dec 2021/Jan 2022)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new release of Jacquesson 'Cuvée 744' Extra Brut from the Chiquet family is from the base year of 2016 and was disgorged in January of 2021. It was finished with a micro dosage of .75 grams per liter. It is hard to believe that the non-vintage Cuvée series is now closing in on its twentieth year, as the first iteration, numbered 728, was first released in 2003! The Chiquet brothers have moved away from giving exact cépages numbers for this bottling in more recent times, preferring to rather give a breakdown of which villages their fruit has come from in any given release. The general numbers are around fifty percent chardonnay, thirty percent pinot noir and twenty percent pinot meunier, but each year, this is adjusted depending on which grape variety have excelled in a given vintage. So the breakdown of the 744 is fifty-five percent from the communes of Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers and forty-five percent from Oiry and Avize, with a small percentage of reserve wines added to complete the blend. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a sophisticated blend of apple, fresh-baked bread, a complex base of soil tones, caraway seed, dried flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with bright acids, fine focus and bounce, lovely mineral drive, elegant mousse and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. Though this is very low dosage this year, the style of the 2016 base, coupled with the nice foundation of reserve wines, gives it a relatively early drinkability that has not always been evident in past iterations of the Seven Series, some of which have demanded quite a bit of cellaring before they relax their acids. Though the 744 will age long and gracefully- and still has a serious spine of acidity, it seems likely to blossom a bit sooner than a few other recent iterations in this fine series and should start to drink well with only a modicum of bottle age. 2023-2050+. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

92 points James Suckling: "Very attractive aromas of cooked apple with fresh brioche. Bread dough and some lemon rind, too. Medium to full body with a creamy and refined mouth feel and a rounded finish. Some almond and cooked apple in the aftertaste. Very drinkable now. 45% chardonnay, 35% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier. (8/30/21)"

92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from the 2016 vintage, 55% comes from Hautvillers, 45% is from Avize and Oiry, plus some reserve wines; disgorged February 2021, dosage .75 g/L). There is noticeable if discreet secondary character to the yeasty and toasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and a touch of citrus confit. The vibrant and delicious middle weight flavors possess a moderately firm and fine mousse that adds a sense of energy to the agreeably clean, dry and sneaky long finish. This is on the richer side though it could use a bit more depth and as such I would be inclined to hold it for a few years first. Drink: 2024+. (Jan 2022)"
Product SKU 341093
Producer Jacquesson
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
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