The Selosse Substance is a very special wine made partly according to the solera principles – rather unusual for a Champagne to say the least. The bouquet offer hazelnuts, almonds, honey, citrus, white bread, peaches, caramel, a fine minerality and last but least a slightly oxidative note. The palate has a really fine mousse, good balance and a rich fruit with in apples, honey and citrus notes. It has some slightly oxidative hints, but is otherwise pure and quite refined. The overall impression is in my view somewhat rustic, and if you really dislike oxidative notes – then look elsewhere. It’s a very fine champagne … but I’m not really a big fan of this cuvee.
Tasted 06/03/2012 – Disgorged 2011
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