Fizz /// Chardonnay & Pinot Noir // Champagne / France
The big dog, and one of the most sought-after Prestige Cuvee in Champagne. To suggest that this is the equal of Dom Perignon and Pol Roger Winny Churchill would do a massive disservice to Coeur de Cuvee (Dom Perignon’s annual production is 5,000,000, Coeur de Cuvee is 5,000). The wine is developed exclusively with the heart of the first press of grapes: serious juice. (Coeur de Cuvee – heart of the pressing). It is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot, and it spends a whopping 6 years aging on lees in after bottling. This is nothing short of a life changing wine. It’s structure and the endless tsunami of texture and complexity is an achievement one can only find in the wines of the grand exalted master of Grower Champagne; Jacques Selosse. STSWine
ENTERING A 10 YEAR DRINKING WINDOW AND A WINE THAT IS GENERALLY JUDGED TO BE EQUAL OR SUPERIOR TO THE LIKES OF DOM PERIGNON OR WINSTON CHURCHILL.
The 2013 Brut Coeur de Cuvée is fabulous, not to mention and absolute must-buy for Vilmart fans. All of the tension of the late harvest comes through in a Champagne that dazzles with tension and energy. Bright acids drive a core of Chardonnay fruit. Citrus, white pepper, white flowers and crushed rocks abound. Readers should be in no rush to open the 2013, it's a wine for the cellar. Disgorged: December, 2020. 96 POINTS, VINOUS MEDIA