Vilmart & Cie

Grand Cellier 1er Cru Champagne Blend

9.149 ratings
9.213 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
Shay A
9.2

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

For me, this was opposite end of the spectrum vs the Krug. More “reductive” in style with the bruised fruits & matchstick initially but this became a bit more fleshy after some time open and revealed more underripe citrus, lemon-lime candy and crushed rock. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

For me, this was opposite end of the spectrum vs the Krug. More “reductive” in style with the bruised fruits & matchstick initially but this became a bit more fleshy after some time open and revealed more underripe citrus, lemon-lime candy and crushed rock. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

Feb 19th, 2019
David Lusby

I can’t remember a time where this wine has disappointed.

I can’t remember a time where this wine has disappointed.

Jan 1st, 2019
Brent Clayton

Whoever thought that chalk, clay, and limestone were good soils for Chardonnay in Champagne...is a fucking genius. Clean, lean, loaded with minerals, precise. Amazing juice.

Whoever thought that chalk, clay, and limestone were good soils for Chardonnay in Champagne...is a fucking genius. Clean, lean, loaded with minerals, precise. Amazing juice.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2019
Yuki Watanabe

Mineral, sour on the first sip but mellows out

Mineral, sour on the first sip but mellows out

Dec 28th, 2019
Brendan Baker

A complete 180 after the no dosage Lassaigne. Much higher dosage, but no Malo, higher acidity - a different balance. Lemon curd and brioche.

A complete 180 after the no dosage Lassaigne. Much higher dosage, but no Malo, higher acidity - a different balance. Lemon curd and brioche.

Oct 19th, 2019
Brendan Baker

⚡️🍋🥂

⚡️🍋🥂

Oct 7th, 2019
Ellen Chan

From Connie

From Connie

Sep 1st, 2019
Brendan Baker

Disgorged Dec ‘15. Lemon curd, brioche, high acid, fine bead. Rich but balanced 🍋⚡️🥳

Disgorged Dec ‘15. Lemon curd, brioche, high acid, fine bead. Rich but balanced 🍋⚡️🥳

Apr 27th, 2019
Amir Hammad

Vilmart never disappoints

Vilmart never disappoints

Aug 26th, 2018
Sarah O'Kelley

Golden apples & toast - I love the broad reach balanced by acidity! All sorts of yum & great with these hogshead cheese arancini!! #spoiled

Golden apples & toast - I love the broad reach balanced by acidity! All sorts of yum & great with these hogshead cheese arancini!! #spoiled

May 20th, 2018