Vilmart Brut Champagne 1er cru Grand Cellier NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
TCG 95
W&S 94
JS 93
12.5% ABV
Item # 303972

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95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2014 base vintage; disgorged December 2016; 70% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir; 2013 and 2012 reserves; fermented and aged 10 months in large oak foudres; no malolactic fermentation; 8g/L dosage). Laurent Champs describes Grand Cellier as ‘audacious and elegant’, expressive of the fresh citrus notes and saltiness of Rilly chardonnay. It rises magnificently to the expectation, confidently chardonnay-led in its stunning brightness of white citrus and depth of ripe white peach. Champs is a master of marrying pristine fruit, enduring malic acid drive, soothing oak texture and the salty chalk minerality of Rilly-la-Montagne, and this release is a shining exemplar of his skill. A delightfully even and gracious finish lingers long and true, laced with nuances of vanilla and spice. (2020-2021)"

94 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine emphasizes the white-flower scents of chardonnay (70 percent of the blend, the balance pinot noir). The wine’s searing acidity wasn’t softened by malolactic fermentation, and its fleshy apple and pear flavors were concentrated and enriched by aging for eight months in large oak casks prior to bottling. Brian Long of NYC’s Ai Fiori drew a parallel between the wine’s “laser-like” malic acidity and the bright acidity of a young Mosel riesling. The fine mousse calms that acidity a bit, and age will build up the flavors to surround it. A Champagne for cellaring. Disgorged 1/17. (Dec 2018)"

93 points James Suckling: "A blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, this has a complex and sophisticated nose that delivers peach fruits and citrus, plus some bolder yellow plum fruits too. The palate is assertive, energetic and concentrated with peach and nectarine flavors met with lemony acidity. Long, really powerful Champagne here. Drink now or age on cork for three or more years."
95 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2014 base vintage; disgorged December 2016; 70% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir; 2013 and 2012 reserves; fermented and aged 10 months in large oak foudres; no malolactic fermentation; 8g/L dosage). Laurent Champs describes Grand Cellier as ‘audacious and elegant’, expressive of the fresh citrus notes and saltiness of Rilly chardonnay. It rises magnificently to the expectation, confidently chardonnay-led in its stunning brightness of white citrus and depth of ripe white peach. Champs is a master of marrying pristine fruit, enduring malic acid drive, soothing oak texture and the salty chalk minerality of Rilly-la-Montagne, and this release is a shining exemplar of his skill. A delightfully even and gracious finish lingers long and true, laced with nuances of vanilla and spice. (2020-2021)"

94 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine emphasizes the white-flower scents of chardonnay (70 percent of the blend, the balance pinot noir). The wine’s searing acidity wasn’t softened by malolactic fermentation, and its fleshy apple and pear flavors were concentrated and enriched by aging for eight months in large oak casks prior to bottling. Brian Long of NYC’s Ai Fiori drew a parallel between the wine’s “laser-like” malic acidity and the bright acidity of a young Mosel riesling. The fine mousse calms that acidity a bit, and age will build up the flavors to surround it. A Champagne for cellaring. Disgorged 1/17. (Dec 2018)"

93 points James Suckling: "A blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, this has a complex and sophisticated nose that delivers peach fruits and citrus, plus some bolder yellow plum fruits too. The palate is assertive, energetic and concentrated with peach and nectarine flavors met with lemony acidity. Long, really powerful Champagne here. Drink now or age on cork for three or more years."
Product SKU 303972
Producer Vilmart
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Montagne de Reims
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
ABV 12.5%
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