• Vilmart Grand Cellier 1er Cru Brut Champagne 95

    Vilmart Grand Cellier 1er Cru Brut Champagne

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    95pts - Wine Spectator

    Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, finely cut acidity structures this seamlessly integrated version, backing layered flavors of poached apple, quince, honey, candied ginger, lemon zest and crème de cassis with hints of coconut and orchard blossom. Shows lovely texture and length. Drink now through 2023. 200 cases imported." 2013

    Winery: "Colour - Pale yellow with golden and green highlights. This wine develops a fine, elegant and long-tasting mousse.  Aromas - On the first nose, the wine reveals white flower aromas(honeysuckle, lilac) citrus notes as well as fresh butter and cream. After airing, as it is getting warmer, this Champagne exhales another spectrum of aromas. The wine reveals spicy notes of ginger, lemongrass, which were unsuspected until then. The palate is lively with a delicate effervescence. The beautiful quality of the acidity (present throughout the tasting) is especially remarkable. The frank vinosity of the wine (roundness and alcohol) gives an impression of strength and freshness.  The wine appears both broad yet tight. These various sensations produce a pure, creamy and silky textured wine. The finish is clean, slightly mineral and long. The last aroma is the grapefruit. The last impression will be remembered as a harmonious, healthy and vibrant wine.

    The Grand Cellier is a complex, pure but still young wine. It reflects both the quality of its origins, the care given to the blending and the mastery of the aging process.

    When choosing food pairings, take care to accompany the aromatic character (mineral, citrus, fresh herbs). We suggest you select fish such as sole or turbot with a mild sauce, fine crustaceans (prawns) or nice pieces of white meats (veal with citrus). For richer and more complex flavors, cellar it for 2 to 3 years. Le Grand Cellier remains an audacious and elegant Champagne."

    Bottle: 750ml, cork
    Varietal:  70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
    Alcohol:  12.5%
    Aging: 10 months into large oak casks and barrels
    Region: Champagne, France