White - Sparkling

1998 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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CT93.6 55 reviews
1998
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • Collector1855 wrote: (93 points)

    December 2, 2016 - During a tasting dinner. From Magnum. Still very young nose with elements of yeast, flowers, some citrus fruit. Lively and fresh on the palate. Felt so young. Medium complexity, good intensity.

  • Derek Darth Taster Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 2, 2016 - CdBdx Gala Dinner 2016 (Pollen): Woah this was good! From magnum bottles. Drank from white wine glasses. Served as an aperitif to start, but this is far from an aperitif. In your face serious.
    Appearance is clear, pale yellow-lemon colour. Fine fading fizz. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of nutty toast, brioche, seashell minerality, citrus lemon-lime, some smoke. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium- alcohol, medium+ body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of rich citrus lemon-lime, nutty toast, creamy brioche, seashell minerality, and a sensation of sweet floral perfume filling the mouth. Long finish.
    Outstanding quality. Tastes developed but fruit still going very strong. Enjoy, why wait anyway.
    A specialty cuvee (apparaently no longer made) that is fermented and aged in Barrique as well as given five years on the lees.
    Blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. From the oldest vines on the estate and represents a mix of old and new for Vilmart - the old of the vineyards and the new of the barrique barrels that it is fermented in.

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  • LoireFan wrote: (95 points)

    July 12, 2016 - Best Vilmart bottle ever for me.

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  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: (96 points)

    April 24, 2015 - Ripple and Ridonculous Wines (Ripple - Cleveland Park - Washington, DC): Rich and intense yet lively and bracing. Brioche, gorgeous minerals, spice and potpourri. Long, intense, such purity, a lovely Champagne. Wow. I have “wow” and “elegance” written down three times apiece. Absurdly good. From magnum.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 15, 2015 - From magnum. Off the cork pull crisp notes of chocolate and barrell. Lean, tight, and very pure. Very, very long and bright. We shall see how it eases in.

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  • By Brad Baker
    June 2011, Issue #11, Top Wines from 1997 and 1998: A Look Back at Two Overlooked Vintages

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    A Taste of Champagne at Eleven Madison Park, New York (Jun 2009), 6/1/2009 (link)

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    A Taste of Champagne at Eleven Madison Park, New York (Jun 2009), 6/1/2009 (link)

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  • By Brad Baker
    January 2009, Issue #1, Tasting Notes of Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/18/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation) Light green-tinged yellow color; lovely, autolytic, vibrant, tart peach, lime, baked lime nose; vibrant, tasty, lime, chalk, mineral palate with delicacy and precision; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir; aged a minimum of 10 months in new oak barrels; disgorged June 2006)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Vilmart & Cie
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Creation
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 149 (45%)
  • Consumed 178 (54%)

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