Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Tradition" Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne SKU #1311524

$24.99

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Tasting Notes

This all estate grown Champagne is pure Meunier from vineyards in Troissy. It is on the richer side of Brut, and full of exotic spice, fruit, and even some toasty, chantarelle like notes. -Gary Westby

Staff Reviews

  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    2/14/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a new producer for K&L and a great bottle for those who like their bubbly in a darker and richer style. 100% Pinot Meunier give this volumes of sweet red fruit flavors along with a touch of spice and hints of marzipan, maple, apricot and dark plum. A bottle of Champagne this flamboyant and exotic for only $25 is hard to believe.
  • Jordan Stone
    By: Jordan Stone
    2/9/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    A most intriguing Champagne. Nice lifted fleshy fruit with small bubbles and a smokey mineral character with a long finish that reminds me of fuji apples. Fascinating enough to recommend trying something new and exciting!
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    2/7/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    I make no secret of my love of Champagne with plenty of Meunier in it. Something about all that big beautiful fleshy fruit just makes super friendly bubbles for my enjoyment. This is a rich and round style with notes of dried cherry, plum, almond and even a little marzipan in there. There is also some spice and plenty of acid here that makes this a perfect dinner companion.
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    2/6/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Made from 100% Meunier grapes harvested from Troissy, the Cuvée Tradition is uniquely creamy and refined on the palate. Aromatics of red apple skin and walnut highlight the personality of the delicately spicy and red-fruited varietal. With three years on the lees, the bubbles are fine and soft.
  • Sal Rodriguez
    By: Sal Rodriguez
    2/6/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    An elegantly textured Champagne with good weight that's still bright and lifted in profile. This all-Pinot Meunier Champagne just shines! Bright, juicy red fruits, with a nice hint of baking spice in the background make this a versatile wine with food, or without. Refreshing? Check! Zesty? Check! Complex? Check! Inexpensive? CHECK!! You're going to want to put this on your list of bubbles to try.
  • Cliff Spinola
    By: Cliff Spinola
    2/6/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    If you have an itch for something different from the Champagne category, this is a must try! I personally never had a 100% Meunier Champagne before and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a sweet, inviting nose with hints of caramel apple that lead to a tangy and juicy mouthfeel with kick. A great value!
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    2/6/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    This earthy, leesy 100% Pinot Meunier is everything that I love about the varietal. Rich, yellow fruits, hint of mushroom and baked caramel. The difference between this one and most others is that it has a clean finish with a nice hint of minerality. Lovely! Vive la difference!
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    12/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    One of my favorite things about Meunier dominant Champanges is the depth, fullness and polish it adds to a wine. This brut from a new, all estate grown producer is 100% Meunier and brings that alluring full body character to the glass while inviting us into a complex, expansive and elegant experience with lots of fruit, spice and a touch of fresh earth. Another great Champagne to add to your collection!
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    10/21/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Made from only Pinot Meunier, this Blanc de Noirs carries aromas of Bing cherries, red apple and Asian pears, with a hint of lees on the back end to create the cherry pie experience with just a hint of spicy herbs. It’s very dry with incredible acidity.

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