An exploration of wine

937. Champagne Jacquesson, Cuvée 733 Dégorgement Tardif Extra Brut, NV (2015)

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Book 5 Wine 937

£68; 12%

A good way to start celebrating my 40th, with this late-disgorged 733 alongside a regular 737, to share with my team. Both were definitely in the firm, austere style with plenty of minerality – and this particularly, at 2.5 g/L dosage vs. 3.5 g/L in the 737. Plenty of lees character from the additional ageing sur lie, with some toastiness and subtle lemon. Some saline length, albeit perhaps a little short for a £68 bottle of Champagne. Nice though!

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