Vilmart & Cie Coeur de Cuvée Champagne 2010
|Region||France, Champagne, Montagne de Reims|
|Brand||Vilmart & Cie|
Tasting Notes :
From a celebrated vintage and made from vines that are over 50 years old and . This translates into concentration on the palate, yet with aging gives this wine a finesse that is Vilmart's signature. Coeur de Cuvée is the heart of Vilmart's very best. All first-press, free-run juice, this has become an iconic Champagne. 80 % Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay fermented and rested in a mix of new and old barriques. Rich yet elegant, with spice and a creamy texture.
The 2010 Coeur de Cuvée is marvelous. Deep, dense and powerful, the 2010 packs a serious punch. Slate, crushed rocks, white pepper, orchard fruit, mint and green pear give the 2010 its bright, vibrant personality. A hint of reduction adds freshness and complexity without being dominating. Laurent Champs nailed the vintage with this superb Coeur de Cuvée. The long, persistent finish is a thing of beauty. I can’t wait to taste the 2010 with a little more bottle age. Even today, though, it is impressive, especially within the context of a year that had its share of challenges. Disgorged January 2017. Dosage is 7 grams per liter.
Disgorged in February 2017, this rendition of Vilmart's 2010 Coeur de Cuvée is still very tightly wound, unfurling in the glass with aromas of lemon oil, crisp green apples, white flowers and subtle hints of praline that has almost entirely integrated its framing of recently used wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with superb concentration, an electric line of acidity and a deep, tight-knit core, concluding with a long, tongue-tinglingly chalky finish. This is a superb Coeur de Cuvée, but it will need more time on cork to realize all its potential.
This elegant version offers seamless integration, draping a vivid frame of acidity with a fine, satiny texture and layered flavors of black currant, chopped almond, candied lemon zest and biscuit. Focused and graceful throughout, with a lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged January 2017. Drink now through 2028.