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

9.4440 ratings
9.4196 pro ratings
Rilly-La-Montagne, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

More umami-driven than the 2012-enoki mushrooms

More umami-driven than the 2012-enoki mushrooms

Aug 14th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Citrus and early season orchard fruit and acid. Lemonade, greengage plum, just ripe apricot and limestone minerality. I think this needs time - dosage sticks out a bit.

Citrus and early season orchard fruit and acid. Lemonade, greengage plum, just ripe apricot and limestone minerality. I think this needs time - dosage sticks out a bit.

Jun 29th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Our New Year’s Day tipple. Welcome to 2021. This Coeur du Cuvée had Toasty Lemon and freshly baked bread. An interesting changing palate with lemon/grapefruit/citrus dominating. Amazingly fresh for a 14 year old Champagne. 80% Chardonnay; 20% Pinot Noir. My first bottle of this a few years ago was more impressive. Expected a little more complexity.

Our New Year’s Day tipple. Welcome to 2021. This Coeur du Cuvée had Toasty Lemon and freshly baked bread. An interesting changing palate with lemon/grapefruit/citrus dominating. Amazingly fresh for a 14 year old Champagne. 80% Chardonnay; 20% Pinot Noir. My first bottle of this a few years ago was more impressive. Expected a little more complexity.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Andrew S

Fantastic

Fantastic

Jun 7th, 2020
Conrad Green

A lovely nature. Rich nose with honeyed bread notes, citrus. Lovely and full on the palate with sweetness and complexity. Really good right now- a good time to drink it

A lovely nature. Rich nose with honeyed bread notes, citrus. Lovely and full on the palate with sweetness and complexity. Really good right now- a good time to drink it

Oct 5th, 2019
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