Champagne Vilmart et Cie Coeur de Cuvee 2007 750ml
"For me, Vilmart & Cie. is not only one of the greatest grower-estates in Champagne, but one of the finest champagne producers of any type in the region." Peter Liem - The Champagne Guide
"When I first tasted Vilmart in 1981 it was nothing special. But after it introduced oak in the late 1980s, a sea change in quality occurred. By 1991, I declared Vilmart to be 'poor man's Krug', 'mini Krug' and the greatest grower Champagne I know." Tom Stevenson - Wine writer and Champagne specialist.
"Vilmart has quickly gained a cult status among growers which is only surpassed by Jacques Selosse. Since young Laurent took over from his father in 1991, the company has become one of the true gems with the perfect wine, Coeur de Cuvee, as its most brilliant star. The wine was the best made in Champagne during the 'off-years' of '91, '92, '93, '97, '01 and '03. Hunt like a demon for the scarce 5,000 bottles that were made of this gem!" Richard Juhlin - Champagne writer.
"One of the top 15 producers in Champagne." Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
"It's clear to me that Vilmart is a Champagne estate of unassailable consequence, a must-have for anyone Interested in the possibilities of this most suavely powerful and graceful of all wines. Casks are hardly the point anymore. Organic viticulture, truly low yields, remarkable polish of fruit, and the deliberate patient pursuit of a vision of perfection make Laurent Champs' estate a gemstone gleaming among the chalk." -Terry Theise - Award winning wine writer and all round nice guy.