Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

9.4391 ratings
9.4186 pro ratings
Rilly-La-Montagne, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Honey colored. Soft preserved lemon, brioche and fresh, steely acidity on the nose. Rounded and lush on the palate and very composed. A light honeyed sweetness and pretty floral notes with good acidity and decent length.

Honey colored. Soft preserved lemon, brioche and fresh, steely acidity on the nose. Rounded and lush on the palate and very composed. A light honeyed sweetness and pretty floral notes with good acidity and decent length.

Jul 7th, 2019
Conrad Green

Tight and shiny at the front with a Granny Smith like acidity. On the palate poised and refreshing with more apples, faint lemon and stark minerality. Intense, refreshing and pleasantly steely for an 09. A long life ahead.

Tight and shiny at the front with a Granny Smith like acidity. On the palate poised and refreshing with more apples, faint lemon and stark minerality. Intense, refreshing and pleasantly steely for an 09. A long life ahead.

Jul 6th, 2019
Matt Perlman

All shock and awe upon initial pop but eventually settles into a lovely groove of chalk, citrus, fresh green apple, biscuit dough. Super fine and effortlessly powerful and balanced. Another five years would be of substantial benefit. Give it some breathing room if you can’t hold off.

All shock and awe upon initial pop but eventually settles into a lovely groove of chalk, citrus, fresh green apple, biscuit dough. Super fine and effortlessly powerful and balanced. Another five years would be of substantial benefit. Give it some breathing room if you can’t hold off.

May 5th, 2019
Shawn R

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.

Nov 11th, 2018
Shawn R

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!

Sep 22nd, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Lovely start to a wine dinner. Well balanced, light and pretty.

Lovely start to a wine dinner. Well balanced, light and pretty.

Jun 8th, 2018
Charles Gibbs

Magnum

Magnum

Sep 3rd, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

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!!!

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2018
Keith Herrick

Rich and tasty!

Rich and tasty!

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

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

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2017