Champagne Vilmart “Coeur de Cuvée” 2007 [1500ml/3cs]

vilmart coeur de cuvee
France Champagne
Champagne Blends
Type: Sparkling Wine
Vintage: 2007
“Vilmart has quickly established cult status […] since young Laurent Champs took over from his father in 1991, the company has become one of the true gems with the perfect wine, Coeur de Cuvée, as its most brilliant star. This wine was the best-made in Champagne during the “off” years of ’91, ’92, ’93 and ’97. Hunt like a demon for the scarce 5000 bottles that were made of this gem!”
Richard Juhlin “4000 Champagnes” (2005), Winner of the Louis Roederer Award for International Champagne Writer of the Year

 

Quite simply, the Coeur de Cuvée is one of the great values in world-class wine. It rivals Krugs, Bollingers, and Dom Perignons for quality at a fraction of the price. Vilmart produces its exuberant Champagne with hand-picked organically-grown fruit from its own Premier Cru vineyards. The Coeur de Cuvée comprises 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from the chalky terroir of Rilly-la-Montagne. During production, a rigorous selection is made of first press juice. The core wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, was fermented and aged for at least ten months in oak barrels, and went through extended aging in bottle.

 

“This expressive version offers a rich tapestry of baked currant, ground anise, clove, kumquat, fruitcake and toasted coconut flavours, framed by fine, crystalline acidity. Shows lovely definition and harmony, with a long, creamy finish. Disgorged April 2014. Drink now through 2029.”

95 points, Wine Spectator, Sept 2016

 

“Another gorgeous wine, the 2007 Coeur de Cuvée is rich, ample and totally seductive. In 2007, the Coeur de Cuvée is intensely aromatic and highly expressive, with striking textural resonance throughout. Creamy and spherical through to the finish, the 2007 is a model of elegance and sumptuousness. The 2007 can be enjoyed today for its generous personality or cellared for another decade-plus. Disgorged March 2014. 2016 – 2027”

94+ points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, July 2015