- 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. 743, based on the 2015 vintage, is a gorgeous wine.
It is immediately attractive, showing the vibrancy of Grand Cru chardonnay plus some of that spice, brioche, and toasted almonds that has some of that meunier and pinot noir influence. As always, the style is complex yet clean and refreshing with a dry and mineral finish. A refined bubbly.
"The NV Extra-Brut Cuvée No. 743 (2015 base) is soft, open-knit and caressing. The natural radiance of 2015 comes through in the wine's ample, creamy feel. Apricot, spice, dried flowers, hazelnut and lightly honeyed notes are all beautifully laced together. The 743 is already a touch forward, in a good way, which makes it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years." Antonio Galloni
The blend is 60% Pinot noir(from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) 40% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry), Zero dosage. Drink 2021-2024. Champagne Jacquesson Harvest summary here