Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or Brut 2013
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Aromatic, with floral and ripe berry and cherry fruit notes, this harmonious Champagne shows a zesty underpinning and a creamy mousse. Fresh and mouthwatering throughout, showing hints of chopped almond, Meyer lemon peel and pastry dough. Offers a lingering finish loaded with fragrant spice and graphite accents. Disgorged June 2018. Drink now through 2029. 400 cases imported.
The 2013 Brut Grand Cellier d'Or is ample and beautifully expansive on the palate. Over the last year, the 2013 has acquired pretty tropical overtones that add exoticism to the lemon confit and floral notes. More than anything else, though, the 2013 is a Champagne of impeccable harmony and balance. Suave and polished to the core, the 2013 is a fabulous choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years, give or take. Disgorged: November, 2017.
The July 2017 disgorgement of Vilmart's 2013 Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or is showing brilliantly, bursting with scents of lime, citrus oil, freshly baked bread, crisp green apples and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and incisive, with an elegantly textural attack, a beautifully pure core of fruit, tangy acids and a nicely defined finish. While it's still a young wine, just beginning its drinking window, its quality is already apparent.