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The NV Extra-Brut Premier Cru Sous Le Mont is the only wine in this series that is single-vintage, in this case, 2005. Green tea, dried flowers, sage, hard candy and mint are all layered into the finish. This attractive, mid-weight Champagne is quite pretty, but very much delicate and feminine in style. I expect the Sous Le Mont to gain in complexity as more recent vintages are added into the blend, but for now, there is little question it is the least interesting of the six lieu-dit Champagnes. Disgorgement date: January 27, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. ||Despite all of the acclaim and recognition Anselme Selosse has received over the years, he continues to push the envelope of what Champagne is and can be. The new lieu-dit Champagnes, which now encompass six different bottlings – all of them multi-vintage blends – are off the charts, but frankly, so are the rest of the wines. Readers who want to learn more about Selosse might want to take a look at my recent videos on our site. Selosse fans might also want to consider a stay at Les Avizes, the hotel Anselme Selosse and his wife Corinne recently opened in Avize, which is probably the best way to visit this iconic producer. eRobertParker.com.November, 2012
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