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1998 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation
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Community Tasting Notes 43
April 2, 2014 - Nice enough (late release mag) but in all honesty I preferred the Dom P I had earlier in the day - nothing wrong here of course, just this was showing a little too much autolytic character for an aperitif.
rnellans wrote: (94 points)
February 22, 2014 - Creamy. Some toast. Big wine with sweet fruit. Very good acidity. Nice depth and finish.
Krugman wrote: (93 points)
December 6, 2013 - This Magnum of the 1998 Cuvee Creation left quite an impression. This is one incredibly rich and powerful champagne. It is not overly complex, but that hardly makes a difference because drinking this champagne is like consuming a very rich fruit cocktail with butter, rum and spices mixed in for good measure. This is a full throttle in your face experience and is not for the timid - or anyone who only likes light and crisp aperitif champagnes - but is a great wine in its own right. Hurry up and grab some of the Cuvee Creation before it disappears forever (Vilmart no longer makes this champagne).2 people found this helpful Comment
GalvezGuy Likes this wine: (94 points)
October 18, 2013 - CT Texas VI - Return to San Antonio; 10/18/2013-10/19/2013 (San Antonio): I thought that this was spectacular. Great nose of crisp citrus, light toast, green apple, poached pears, and spice. On the palate, rich yet extremely focused with green apple, lemon curd, pears, and hint of toast. Long racy finish. The two champers provided a great start to the evening.1 person found this helpful Comment
July 28, 2013 - From magnum, and amazingly precise and spectacular. Next time I won't share it.1 person found this helpful Comment
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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)
- 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
- Pending Delivery 12 (4%)
- In Cellars 148 (51%)
- Consumed 132 (45%)