- Iconic house whose original founder Adolphe Jacquesson created the first Muselet or cage over the cork, to stop them escaping
- Run by the Chiquet family today and they carve out some of the finest examples of champagne
- The Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 742, based on the 2014 vintage, is a gorgeous wine.
In this release, the Cuvée seems especially marked by Pinot in both its flavor profile and texture. Dried pear, hazelnut, mint, chamomile and dried flowers all grace this rich, beautifully resonant Champagne from Jacquesson. Best of all, the 742 will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 700-series Champagnes are often superb; the 742 is an especially fine edition.
The blend is 59% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter. Drink 2020-2030. - Antonio Galloni
For those of you who prefer the drier side of champagne, sitting at a low 2.5 g/L residual sugar.