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Community Tasting Notes (353) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • Light gold color. Drank 2+ glasses with dinner over an hour. As always a wonderful Champagne. Balanced all around and finessed. Very fine bead, pear, apple, yeast and mineral nose. The palate is delicate, light and lifted, fine acidity buoys the vibrant citrus infused pear, apple, and apple skin flavors, along with almond cream, yeast, and a long finish. So nice. 92+pts.

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  • Opened yesterday, consumed half the bottle, and saved the rest for today.
    Disgorged 12/2011...so 4 years of additional bottle age. 9 g/L dosage. Malo blocked in this cute.
    Remember, this wine is aged in oak, and this definitely impacts the flavor profile.
    Today, the wine is better after having been opened a day and re-corked.
    Fine, constant stream of bubbles.
    Nose is lively, with cinnamon, red apple, lemon/lime, creamsicle, and chalk.
    The palate is full in body, with quite lively acidity, and relatively bold flavors of red apple skin, cooking spices, pear and lemon, vanilla, and honey. Even through all these abundant flavors, the soil signature is apparent (way more so on the 2nd day than the first). The wine shows it's pedigree and lives up to it's expectation, finishing long and full, with a definite acid cut at the end of the lingering finish, earning points for style and grace.
    A real beauty, drinking utterly refined and perfect on the 2nd day the bottle was opened...making me think this disgorgement may continue to improve with another year in the bottle, and drink at it's apogee through 2020+. Delicious.

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  • Disgorged in 2012 I think, based on purchase date. Lovely nose; brioche, citrus, green apple. Fine mousse, with leaner lemon and green apple fruit followed by a backbone of excellent acidity. Fresh, clean, and lively.

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  • A tremendous value as farmer fizz goes!

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  • Wonderful again with lemon, lime, orange and tropical fruit. Wonderful acidity and delicate. Always a winner at the price point.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Season’s New Releases (Nov 2014), 11/1/2014, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-13, IWC Issue #10167, 12/1/2013, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne – A Wine For All Seasons (Nov 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123, (See more on Vinous...)

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    November/December 2003, IWC Issue #111, (See more on Vinous...)

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    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105, (See more on Vinous...)

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    November/December 2000, IWC Issue #93, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/3/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; tart pear, apple nose; tasty, very tart pear, tart apple, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir; blend of 2010, 2009 and 2008, with base wine aged 10 months in large oak; disgorged July 2012; more on the austere side than usual for this bottling) 92+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/15/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Very light peach yellow color with lots of tiny bubbles; ripe pear, peach, light cherry nose; very tasty, delicate, tart pear, mineral, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Very light yellow color with smallish bubbles; delicate, tart pear, tart apple, light peach nose; tasty, with delicacy, tart pear, mineral, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 89 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color; tart baked apple, tart pear, lemon nose; tart pear, lemon palate; medium-plus finish (much weaker than last year's version)
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/4/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color; lovely, lightly yeasty, tart apple, tart peach nose; tasty, poised, delicate, high pitched, yeasty, tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Terry Theise Estate Selections

  • By Terry Theise
    2011 Champagne Catalog, 6/1/2011, (See more on Terry Theise Estate Selections...)

    (NV Vilmart & Cie "Cuvée Grand Cellier" Brut) ($79.00) 50% ’08, and 25% each ’07-’06. 70%PN/30%CH. Disgorged 4/10. The wine has always been excellent, but it used to be more starched and not entirely knit, and now it’s silkier. This is certainly among the very best of the last fifteen years, with the clinging flower of ’08 and the warm, honeyed ’06 dancing in graceful counterpoint. Mirabelles and apple sauce against lavender and wisteria, a little more springy than usual, with a refined, incense-y finish.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/9/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Bright light yellow color; nice, minerally, yeasty, tart apple, tart peach nose; tight, tasty, appealing, charming, tart peach, mineral, yeasty palate with balance and precision; medium-plus finish (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir)
  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light lemon yellow color; grapefruit, yeasty, dried mushroom, mineral, powdery nose; tasty, elegant, yeasty, tart grapefruit, citrus palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color; nice floral, white fruit, apple nose; delicate, floral, tart white fruit, lemon, citrus palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/17/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Yeasty, tart citrus, kumquat nose; tart kumquat, ripe citrus, lime, mineral palate; medium finish 91+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color; apple, poached pear nose; tasty, poached pear, apple, mineral palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/22/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 84 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Apple and spice nose; apple core, tangy palate; short-medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    11/16/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut) Light yellow color; complex, very floral, mineral and bright lemon nose; creamy tasty, elegant citrus palate with good acidity; medium finish 93+ pts.

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