The base of 736 is vintage 2008 and it has stayed a course of power with elegance. Aromas of lemon citrus, oyster shell, dried lemon and biscuity spices lead to a palate with contained, powerful citrus and pastry flavors. Dry and long. Drink now.
94 points, James Suckling (October 2017)
Jacquesson’s Cuvée No. 736 Dégorgement Tardif is soft, open-knit and inviting, with the extra degree of depth that develops with added time on the lees. Orange peel, pastry, lemon confit, hazelnut and chamomile overtones give the 736 DT its signature flavor profile. The 736 is based on the 2008 vintage. Extended time on the lees has softened the wine a bit. I prefer the orignal release here. Disgorged November 2017. Dosage is 2.5 grams per liter.
92 points, Antonio Galloni (July 2018)
The NV Cuvée No. 736 Dégorgement Tardif Extra-Brut is based on the 2008 vintage and was disgorged in November 2016, after spending 88 months on the second lees. The intensely yellow colored wine offers a rich, intense and complex bouquet. The palate is pure, fresh and lean, reflecting the cooler vintage and the minerality of the terroirs in Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers, Avize and Oiry. This is still a steely-mineral expression of the great tension and purity of the vintage. This should age very well, and the complexity and concentration of the finish is really promising. I'd keep it for another couple of years. Tasted April 2018.
93 points, Stephen Reinhardt (June 2018)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.