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Vilmart "Cuvée Grand Cellier" Brut Champagne

SKU #1117157 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark An elegant, pure and airy nose combines notes of citrus peel, soft yeast and plenty of green apple, pear and petrol scents. There is excellent intensity to the crisp, intense and focused flavors that terminate in a very dry and linear finish. As is almost always the case with Vilmart wines, the supporting effervescence is quite fine and overall, this could be enjoyed young or easily held for another 5 to 7 years depending on your preferences. Inner quote mark (10/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Fresh and focused, with spring blossom and smoke-tinged mineral aromas and flavors of plum, lemon curd and toast. A harmonious Champagne, with the racy spine of acidity and a delicate mousse carrying the lasting finish of spice, citrus and mineral. Drink now through 2023. (AN) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

91 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The new release of Vilmart & Cie “Grand Cellier” is from the base year of 2014, with reserve wines added from the previous two vintages. It is made up of a blend of seventy percent chardonnay and thirty percent pinot noir and was disgorged in October of 2017. As the vins clairs for this bottling spend ten months aging in used oak casks prior to blending for secondary fermentation, the wine spent just over two years aging sur latte prior to disgorgement. The wine is drinking very well today, offering up a complex and wide open bouquet of pear, apple, lovely minerality, brioche and a topnote of hazelnut. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and frothy, with a good core, lovely mineral drive, fine focus and grip and a long, youthfully complex finish. This is tasty today, but will be even better with a bit more bottle age. Inner quote mark (9/2019)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The NV Grand Cellier (2015 base) is pure class. Creamy and exquisitely layered, the Grand Cellier remains light on its feet and vibrant. Orchard fruit, spice, pastry crust and white flowers build nicely in the glass in a Champagne of exquisite balance. This release is based on 2015, with 25% 2014 and 25% 2013 reserve wines. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged: November, 2018. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2019)


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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/2/2018 | Send Email
I had an opportunity to re-evaluate this wine on Friday, the 29th of June and it is still just spectacular! It has a lively nose of citrus (lemon/lime and a touch of tangerine) and cream with (light) bread dough. Super intriguing! On the palate, a super fine bead, with tiny bubbles, yellow (and green) fruits and fine cream. Absolutely delicious! A long, citrus and mineral finish, as well. Super elegant and just flat out delicious. It was favored (100%) by our staff over the other selections that were offered on that evening.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/3/2013 | Send Email
This barrel fermented Champagne always satisfies me when I want Champagne that is rich and complex. I love the grand scale of the Grand Cellier, a trait that Vilmart always delivers. I need to drink more of this!

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