Robert Parker 92P
Selosse’s NV Extra-Brut La Cote Faron is the wine that replaces Contraste in the lineup. The current release is based on the 2005 vintage, with wines back to 1994. Sweet, perfumed and intensely layered, the Cote Faron is remarkably elegant and polished for a wine of this size. Sweet herbal and floral notes are layered into the perfumed, totally sensual finish.Disgorgement date: April 20, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. Despite all of the acclaim and recognition Anselme Selosse has received over the years, he continues to push the envelope of what Champagne is and can be. The new lieu-dit Champagnes, which now encompass six different bottlings – all of them multi-vintage blends – are off the charts, but frankly, so are the rest of the wines. Readers who want to learn more about Selosse might want to take a look at my recent videos on our site. Selosse fans might also want to consider a stay at Les Avizes, the hotel Anselme Selosse and his wife Corinne recently opened in Avize, which is probably the best way to visit this iconic producer.
The NV Demi-Sec Exquise is a blend of 2010 and 2009, with 24 grams of dosage. Perfumed, ample and creamy on the palate, the Exquise is flat-out delicious, not to mention one of the best - if not the best - wine done on this style.