"The le Quintette bottling from Jean-Marc Sélèque is a Blanc de Blancs that he selects from five different lieux à dits- hence the name. Half of the vins clairs are barrel-fermented and the other half raised in tank, with the current release hailing from the base year of 2012 and the wine finished with a dosage of two grams per liter, after more than three years aging sur latte. The wine delivers exceptional aromatic complexity in its mélange of pear, fresh almond, chalky minerality, brioche, white flowers and just a hint of incipient smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full and focused, with a rock solid core, very refined mousse, lovely complexity and breed, bright, well-buffered acids and outstanding length and grip on the classy finish. Despite its relativity modest dosage, this wine is perfectly balanced and already very easy to drink, though it will be even better with five or six years in the cellar. Great juice. 2017-2040."