ETA 2 weeks!
This will be the last chance for this great bottle of bubbles. We were able to acquire a few more cases for anyone that wanted more or missed out. This was also just scored by William Kelley, and Antonio Galloni eta 2 weeks!
The new Grand Cellier d’Or has just been released, and here is a great chance to grab a few bottles. Vilmart one of the top houses for grower Champagne, puts a lot of effort into making this a great bottle. The Grand Cellier d’Or comes from 50 year old vines from sustainably farmed premier cru sites in the prestigious Rilly-la-Montagne area of Champagne. It’s a blend of 80 % Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Noir, and sees wood during fermentation. The classically structured vintage will pair perfectly with the Vilmart house style. This should be another legendary effort from this great house.
Antonio Galloni 93+ points! The 2014 Grand Cellier d’Or is stellar. Bright, focused and articulate, the 2014 speaks with class and pedigree to burn. I especially admire the wine’s balance. Hints of orange peel, spice, vanillin and a hint of chamomile lend nuance in a creamy, wonderfully articulate Champagne. The balance of energy and textural richness is compelling. I would give the 2014 at least a few years to be at its best. Exquisite and alluring, the 2014 Grand Cellier d’Or is one of the standouts in this range. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: June, 2018. (Drink between 2021-2029)
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 93+ points! "Disgorged in June 2018, the 2014 Brut Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or is an attractive rendition of this wine, which derives from south-facing lieu-dit Les Blanches Voies. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of crisp white peach, citrus oil, toasted bread and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, taut and precise, with a chiseled core of ripe but racy fruit, lively acids and a lingering finish. This will unwind beautifully with a bit of bottle age."