Jacquesson Cuvee 743 NV

Jacquesson Cuvee 743 NV

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By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 (742)
Based on the 2014 vintage and disgorged with 1.5 grams per liter dosage in July 2018, Jacquesson's NV Extra Brut Cuvée No. 742 continues the house's pioneering series of cuvées that employ reserve wines not in pursuit of a constant "house style" but merely with the aim of complementing each base vintage to maximize its potential. Wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of walnut oil, dried white flowers, saffron, citrus oil and crisp orchard fruit, along with a delicate top note of fino sherry, it's medium to full-bodied, sapid and incisive, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. I found it irresistible.

James Suckling 94
This is packed with interest and has a savory edge with a big, grilled-almond and toasty feel to the nose, together with some fresh, crushed hazelnuts and green apples. The palate has a very bold and punchy feel with super crisp flavors and a big surge of acid-drenched power. Finishes bracingly dry. Based on the 2014 vintage. Drink now.

Wine Spectator 93
A creamy and harmonious version, with a fragrant skein of spice that unwinds through flavors of raspberry tart, lemon pastry cream, lime blossom and candied ginger. Lightly mouthwatering on the lingering, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2024.

Allen Meadows - Burghound 92
Based on the highly complex nose that flirts with secondary nuances, I suspect that the percentage of reserve wines is substantial with the aromas of toasty yeast, pear and pear compote and whiffs of Meyer lemon and quinine. The delicious and attractively textured medium weight flavors are supported by a firm but not aggressive effervescence that is quite fine, all wrapped in a dry but not austere finale that seems slightly less dry than the 1.5% dosage would suggest. This full-flavored effort is lovely and for my taste it is drinking perfectly now though it certainly could be held if you would like to accentuate the toasty characteristics.