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NV Vilmart & Cie, Grand Cellier Brut

Montagne de Reims, Rilly-la-Montagne

$55.00 per Bottle


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"The style and quality of this release is quite similar to that reviewed in Issue 28 two years ago. The nose remains very restrained with aromas of green apple, freshly baked brioche and citrus dissolves into intense, pure and driving flavors that possess a wonderfully broad panoply of flavors that are gorgeously persistent. This is one of those rare Champagnes that can really have excellent flavor authority yet deliver it by dancing across the palate. While this doesn't seem to be quite at the level of the last release, it's very close." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 36
(AM, 10/01/2009)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2012+

"This mouthwatering bubbly layers a finely textured mousse with flavors of green apple, grapefruit zest, star fruit and spice. Lively and very harmonious, with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2016." Wine Spectator
(WS, 11/30/2011)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2011-2016

"Bright straw. Explosive, seductively perfumed aromas of fresh pear, honeydew and jasmine, along with hints of iodine and tarragon. Silky and broad in the mouth, offering intense orchard and pit fruit flavors and a hint of toasty lees. Shows outstanding clarity and power on the finish, which echoes the floral and leesy notes." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2015)

Rating: 92

"The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvée Grand Cellier is a great starting place for readers who want to explore the Vilmart wines. An impeccably balanced, harmonious Champagne, the Grand Cellier has all of the qualities that make the Vilmart Champagnes so appealing. Sweet floral notes meld into expressive bright green orchard fruit, all supported by a faint vein of oak. Subtle hints of spice and white flowers add lift on the vibrant finish. The Grand Cellier is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, based on the 2009 vintage, with 2008 and 2007 reserve wines. Disgorgement date: November 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Laurent Champs crafts impeccable, elegant Champagnes of the highest level. The Vilmart Champagnes are so delicious when they are released I doubt too many are purchased for cellaring, but the reality is that the wines also age exceptionally well." Antonio Galloni, eRobertParker.com #203
(WA, 11/01/2012)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2012-2019

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