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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée) Light lemon yellow color with smallish bubbles; appealing, poached pear, baked apple, light caramel nose; tasty, tart poached pear, light caramel, baked apple palate; medium-plus finish (80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir; from 50-year-old vines; 7 years on lees)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée) Light yellow color; rich, tart pear, light peach nose; very tasty, unusual, tart peach, juicy palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

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

    (Vilmart & Cie "Coeur de Cuvée" Brut) ($153.00) I hope you got some of this already sold out wine. I didn’t! And I’m consumed with self-pity about it. Disgorged 2/10. It has the dosage Laurent and I agreed on a year ago. It also has an ungoldly aroma; Chinese 5-spice, carrots sweating in butter, lemon honey, macadamias, and an edge of white iris freshness that will go truffley in time. The palate makes you wonder how wine gets any better. It has astonishing solidity and yet a zephyr of blossoms float over the high skies, and yet it all comes to some kind of loving accord on the finish, Reggiano and sea-scallops and saffron risotto – yet there’s also a green Chartreuse-y note. Head-shaking. There’s even a flavor of pumpkin pie, and the finish establishes a colony on your palate. By the way, notwithstanding my subjective preference for the galvanic freshness of the 2001, there’s no questioning the massive impact of this wine. It will go the greater distance.

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