Vilmart & Cie Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2008

$156

Laurent Champs overseesandnbsp;Vilmartand#39;sandnbsp;continuously superb house, the fifth generation of the family to runandnbsp;Vilmart. Coeur deandnbsp;Cuvandeacute;eandnbsp;is only produced in the finest years, and 2008 is just that. The Coeur is the heart, orandnbsp;the very core ofandnbsp;the pressed juiceandnbsp;where it is said that theandnbsp;finest juice lies andndash; of that, Champs selects only 800L, so one can understand the production size.andnbsp; Coeur deandnbsp;Cuvandeacute;eandnbsp;is alwaysandnbsp;a single-vineyard wine, the grapes coming from a 55-year-old vineyard named Blanchesandnbsp;Voies. The final blend comes to about 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir.andnbsp;All wines of the house are vinified in oak, thisandnbsp;cuvandeacute;eandnbsp;in oldandnbsp;barrique. As one would expect given the lineage of this wine as well as the vintage, it is firm in its youth but with air reveals a fleshy, profound wine with citrus and light red fruits, the oak allowing a soft texture to round the mouthfeel out.andnbsp;

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Ratings on Delectable

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Wine Nerd Herd gathering at my home in San Antonio TX was started with a early arrival celebration of Champagnes. We started with this bottle and it showed well. Very reminiscent of Krug Grand Cuvée. Smokey nose, slightly larger bubbles than expected yet robust and clean on the palate. Don’t miss this bottle.

Wine Nerd Herd gathering at my home in San Antonio TX was started with a early arrival celebration of Champagnes. We started with this bottle and it showed well. Very reminiscent of Krug Grand Cuvée. Smokey nose, slightly larger bubbles than expected yet robust and clean on the palate. Don’t miss this bottle.

9.5

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Absolutely a stunner. I preferred it slightly above room temp. Paired with a cornucopia of fresh oyster-Sex on the Bay, Blue Points and Beausoleil. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir disgorged on Jun 2015. Nose of the Krug Grand Cuvée, the oak gives it a sassy side. Slightly creamy texture, lemon curd and honeysuckle fill the mouth. Finish is over 30 sec. A can’t miss Champagne!

Absolutely a stunner. I preferred it slightly above room temp. Paired with a cornucopia of fresh oyster-Sex on the Bay, Blue Points and Beausoleil. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir disgorged on Jun 2015. Nose of the Krug Grand Cuvée, the oak gives it a sassy side. Slightly creamy texture, lemon curd and honeysuckle fill the mouth. Finish is over 30 sec. A can’t miss Champagne!

9.5

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

From magnum, the 2008 is positively stunning. That’s all there is to it. Wow!!!

From magnum, the 2008 is positively stunning. That’s all there is to it. Wow!!!

9.6

Keith Herrick

Rich and tasty!

Rich and tasty!

9.5

Boxer Briefs Delectable Pro

People loved this bottle. Rated it my favorite in the first flight I think

People loved this bottle. Rated it my favorite in the first flight I think

10

Doug Margerum Delectable Pro

Wow. With caviar and smoked salmon. So good.

Wow. With caviar and smoked salmon. So good.

9.6

Christian Fischer

Oh yes, what a wonderful vintage Vilmart

Oh yes, what a wonderful vintage Vilmart

9.4

Manj Gunawardane

Rich and round yet amazing acidity for balance - just delicious!!!

Rich and round yet amazing acidity for balance - just delicious!!!

9.2

Larry Frierson

2008 with homemade pizza in the wood burning oven. A great pairing. The 08 is very complete. Less tension than many prior vintages. But it is Coeur de Cuvée, and the breeding comes through.

2008 with homemade pizza in the wood burning oven. A great pairing. The 08 is very complete. Less tension than many prior vintages. But it is Coeur de Cuvée, and the breeding comes through.

9.4

Location

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    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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