Jacques Selosse Lieux-dits ‘Le Bout du Clos’ Ambonnay Grand Cru Extra Brut
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NV Jacques Selosse Lieux-dits 'Le Bout du Clos' Ambonnay Grand Cru Extra Brut, Champagne, France
Wine AdvocateThe NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru Le Bout du Clos is all about power, depth and pure structure. The weight and gravitas of Ambonnay comes through beautifully in this intense, layered Champagne. Hard candy, wild flowers, mint and spice are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The current release is a blend of vintages 2004 and 2005, two years that are very much complimentary in nature. I drank several bottles of the Bout du Clos during a recent trip in Italy, and was never let down. This is a gorgeous showing. Today the Bout du Clos has an implosive, huge minerality that keeps the wine from being fully expressive, but in another few years, the wine should start to be even better than it is today.