Vilmart Brut Champagne Grand Cellier d'Or 1er cru 2016

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
JG 93
AG 93
WA 93
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 341374

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$84.95
Reg $89.95
List $114.00   Save $29.05

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Jul 2022) 2 Available
 
93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2016 Vilmart & Cie “Grand Cellier d’Or” is composed of its traditional cépages of eighty percent pinot noir and twenty percent chardonnay. The vins clairs are barrel-fermented and do not undergo malo for this bottling, which was aged three years sur latte prior to its disgorgement in July of 2020 and was finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter. The wine offers up a lovely, youthful and very refined bouquet of fresh apricot, passion fruit, warm bread, a complex base of soil, a touch of hazelnut, a touch of buttery oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and youthfully complex, with a lovely core, fine focus and cut, elegant mousse and a long, poised and very promising finish. This is still quite youthful and deserves some time in the cellar to relax a bit more structurally. It will drink long and beautifully once it is really ready to go. 2024-2055. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$114 list] The 2016 Brut Grand Cellier d' Or is a gorgeous, ethereal Champagne that is all about grace. Floral and citrus notes abound in a weightless, translucent Champagne that has so much to offer. The 2016 is not an obvious wine at all, but rather a Champagne that dazzles with nuance and understatement. I loved it. Disgorged: July, 2020. Drink: 2021-2031. (Nov 2021)"

93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Disgorged in July 2020, the 2016 Brut Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or unwinds in the glass with inviting aromas of orange oil, green orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, blanched almonds and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and elegant, it's pretty and seamless, with a charming core of fruit, bright acids and a delicate pinpoint mousse. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2022)"
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93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2016 Vilmart & Cie “Grand Cellier d’Or” is composed of its traditional cépages of eighty percent pinot noir and twenty percent chardonnay. The vins clairs are barrel-fermented and do not undergo malo for this bottling, which was aged three years sur latte prior to its disgorgement in July of 2020 and was finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter. The wine offers up a lovely, youthful and very refined bouquet of fresh apricot, passion fruit, warm bread, a complex base of soil, a touch of hazelnut, a touch of buttery oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and youthfully complex, with a lovely core, fine focus and cut, elegant mousse and a long, poised and very promising finish. This is still quite youthful and deserves some time in the cellar to relax a bit more structurally. It will drink long and beautifully once it is really ready to go. 2024-2055. (Sep/Oct 2021)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$114 list] The 2016 Brut Grand Cellier d' Or is a gorgeous, ethereal Champagne that is all about grace. Floral and citrus notes abound in a weightless, translucent Champagne that has so much to offer. The 2016 is not an obvious wine at all, but rather a Champagne that dazzles with nuance and understatement. I loved it. Disgorged: July, 2020. Drink: 2021-2031. (Nov 2021)"

93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Disgorged in July 2020, the 2016 Brut Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or unwinds in the glass with inviting aromas of orange oil, green orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, blanched almonds and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and elegant, it's pretty and seamless, with a charming core of fruit, bright acids and a delicate pinpoint mousse. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2022)"
Product SKU 341374
Producer Vilmart
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Premier Cru
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
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