Selosse 2008?

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Selosse 2008?

#1 Post by EvanLodes » July 31st, 2020, 5:46 pm

Since 2007 is the current release of the Selosse Millesime, I was a little surprised to see a pre-arrival offer for the 2009 today. Does anyone know what happened / is happening with the 2008? (lost in the Grand Cru BdB to Premier Cru Blend transition for the Millesime? "Pulling a Dom" and releasing out of order? only available in magnums along with back vintages?)

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#2 Post by Brad Baker » July 31st, 2020, 7:49 pm

Evan,

Looking through my notes, I have not sampled the 2008 pre-release, but note that it is a planned release. This is also shown on the 2007 Millesime bottle where the label shows future vintages. I would expect it to be a normal release and not just magnum only although I have learned to never assume anything with Selosse. 2004 was a great vintage in the Cote des Blancs, but Selosse only did a limited release in magnum (something he now regrets). Starting with the 2007 Millesime all bets are off on the Selosse vintage wine - different vineyards, different villages, different grapes. I would not be surprised if the 2009 comes out first, but I have not asked.
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#3 Post by William Kelley » August 1st, 2020, 6:15 am

Yes, 2009 has been released this year, before the 2008. It's really excellent, with serious structure for the long haul.

Beyond Dom Pérignon, a number of other producers released 2009 before 2009, such as Egly-Ouriet for example. Makes a lot of sense.
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#4 Post by Michael S. Monie » August 1st, 2020, 6:29 am

William Kelley wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:15 am
Yes, 2009 has been released this year, before the 2008. It's really excellent, with serious structure for the long haul.

Beyond Dom Pérignon, a number of other producers released 2009 before 2009, such as Egly-Ouriet for example. Makes a lot of sense.
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#5 Post by William Kelley » August 1st, 2020, 10:06 am

BTW my recent review of the 2009 plus a feature on Selosse looking back over his career was just added to the "free-to-view" part of TWA for non-subscribers: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/r ... ower-avize
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Re: Selosse 2008?

#6 Post by EvanLodes » August 1st, 2020, 10:28 am

excellent, thank you all. can't wait to try both...

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