Purchased in Dec 2012. Give it time to open. Has the intensity and weight, without feeling heavy, that I love in Vilmart. Is that some oak flavor in the background? Who cares, it's well integrated and made. Excited to see how this continues to evolve.
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(Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier d'Or) From magnum - light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; lightly savory, tart apple, pear, yeasty nose; tasty, poised, tart pear, mineral, tart peach, chalk palate; long finish (disgorged Feb. 2012) 93+ points
(Vilmart & Cie "Cuvée Grand Cellier d’Or" Brut) ($97.00) Available later this year, so we may have a gap between vintages here. It’s 80PN/20CH as always. Though we have to wait, it seems quite ready. Has all the deep reverb of ’06, and a wonderful apple-butter and clove-like spicy “sweetness;” completely open and sanguine despite 2/11 disgorgement. A chubby happy baby. Hints of espresso, cocoa bean and sandalwood.
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