Champagne Jacquinot 'Private Cuvee' Brut Nv Magnum

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  • 4th generation, family owned Champagne House.
  • The best NV we have seen in a long time!
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  • Bob Campbell MW
    94 points
  • Cameron Douglas
    94 points

Editors notes

Jean-Manuel Jacquinot obtained a degree in Oenology at the esteemed University of Reims. After this he became trainee oenologist at the world famous house of Veuve Clicquot. Today, Jean-Manuel has over 20 years of experience in making Champagne, is a Member of the French Oenologist Association, and is a qualified taster at the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne (CIVC).

But Jean-Manuel is not a man to just rest on his laurels; he consulted to several fledgling English vineyards including Nyetimber and Ridgeview, winning several gold medals, as well as the trophy for the Best Sparkling wine in the International Wines and Spirits Competition- trumping many of the biggest names in France. He also consulted in Canada, winning gold for the best sparkling wine for Niagara Falls Wines. Safe to say Jean-Manuel knows how to make world-class sparkling wines!

His 'Private Cuvee' is an amazing NV house Champagne - trumping all supermarket brands. Produced using Grand Cru fruit, the Champagnes of Jean-Manuel Jacquinot have been favourites of the United Cellars portfolio for years with customers & staff always eagerly awaiting the next shipment.

The hue is golden and the tiny bubbles form a persistent and delicate mousse. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in this vintage are expressed in a fresh and fruity bouquet. Its roundness and freshness are perfectly balanced making way for a long and acidulous finish. Pure class!


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Creamy
    • Lemon
    • Mineral
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Lemon

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Bob Campbell MW

    "Chardonnay (75%) and pinot noir (25%) blend with 30% reserve wines. Light, almost ethereal wine with delicacy and charm. Subtle yeast autolysis characters and a silken texture. A delicately refreshing wine."
  • Cameron Douglas MS

    "Autolysis scents of fresh brioche and chalky soils touch the nose first and are quickly followed by those of strawberry, apple and touch of white peach. Fresh, crisp and dry on the palate with a vibrant textured mousse carrying flavours of white fleshed fruits, lemon and mineral. The autolysis layers in complexity and breadth with some baked goods and a touch of ginger spice. Delicious, fresh and ready to enjoy from day of purchase through 2028."

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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.


Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.

Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.
A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.

Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.

Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.

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About the brand Jacquinot and Fils

Champagne house Jacquinot et Fils is a family estate whose roots in Epernay in France's Champagne region date back to the 17th century. In 1918, Pierre Jacquinot commercially developed the family vineyard, which dates back to the French Revolution, and acted as both a grape broker and Champagne wine merchant. Ten years later, Pierre purchased his own press and began to make wine out of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. A passionate violinist, Pierre named these wines to reflect the fact. With titles such as Symphonie (Vintage) and Harmonie (produced only in exceptional vintages) the Jacquinot brand also features a treble clef as a tribute to its founder. Pierre's two sons Jacques and Jean-Guy joined their father's business in 1947 and officially created the Jacquinot et Fils brand. Jacques directed the marketing activity, while Jean-Guy oversaw the vineyards, which totalled over 17 hectares. Today, Pierre's grandsons are at the head of the business and grape production. Champagne Jacquinot et Fils still supplies fruit to other Champagne houses in the region.

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