Jacquesson's Cuvee 738 comes across as powerful and rough around the edges, especially in the mousse, which is a bit grainy in texture. There is plenty of weight and depth through the mid-palate and finish, although a little less finesse than some other recent versions. Dried flowers, mint, honey and dried stone fruits wrap around the finish.
This is an especially burly wine from Jacquesson. It will be interesting to see what more time in bottle brings. There is no shortage of power, but whether the wine develops a bit more finesse remains an open question at this stage. It's possible a little higher dosage might have softened the contours. The 738 is based on the 2010 vintage, with 33% reserve wines. The blend is 61% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Meunier and 18% Pinot Noir. Disgorged July 2014. Dosage is 2.5 grams/liter.