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NV Vilmart et Cie Grand Cellier Brut
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Champagne
NV Vilmart et Cie Grand Cellier Brut

Producer: Vilmart et Cie
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , December 2013

(70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir, mostly from 2010 and the rest from 2009 and 2008; aged for 16 months on its lees and disgorged in November, 2012):  Green-tinged yellow.  Fresh pear, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas are complemented by smoky minerals and gingery spices.  Deep, chewy orchard fruit flavors are brightened by hints of Meyer lemon and orange zest and firmed by a note of smoky minerality.  Powerful but elegant brut with juicy acidity providing strong finishing lift and bite.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Best Champagne I have ever tasted
09/21/2012
by Port293055
This champagne was a gift for a special occasion. I enjoy drinking champagne and this was a very nice surprise! I will purchase this wine again.
Best NV Champagne Value
03/03/2011
by Hardwick13662310
Vilmart has become "the" hot champagne for collectors; consistently high quality in the bottle is why. This NV is a wonderful intro to the house style. Very crisp, clean, and (with a little time on the cork) complex, with ripe fruit and leesy mineral notes. And all from premier-cru sites. Hint: look for the disgorgment date on the lower-right corner of the FRONT label...give it at least 3-4 years!

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