Vilmart 2018 Offer
Proprietor Laurent Champs makes some of the most elegant, refined wines in Champagne. All of the wines are aged in oak ranging from large, neutral casks to small barriques, some of which are new for the top selections. Few producers have been able to find such impeccable balance using oak. A hint of Ramonet here, a suggestion of Leflaive there….simply put, these are majestic wines that no one who loves fine Champagne will want to be without. ANTONIO GALLONI
Vilmart is among my favorite houses that have mastered the difficult challenge of delivering an elegant and full-flavored Champagne with finesse. If you don’t know the house, do yourself a favor and give one of the cuvées a try, you’ll thank me for the suggestion. BURGHOUND
If a visit with the articulate and passionately quality-conscious Laurent Champs – or even “just” the tasting of his wines – doesn’t leave you inspired about the future of Champagne, then I don’t know what that would take. DAVID SCHILKNECHT, The Wine Advocate
I love Vilmart, it is everything a great Champagne should be; silky, seductive, textural and yet bursting with vibrancy and energy, these are utterly seductive. They are also one of the leading producers in the Grower movement and like many of their colleagues they work more closely with their vines, the aim to produce wines that show more vinous character and demonstrate their vineyards clearly.
I recently met Laurent on his first trip to Australia and commented that he is a quiet and thoughtful seeming gentleman, he appeared to think over his words carefully which is reflected in his wines: they show similar poise and dare I say it sophistication.
Honestly, I can’t recommend them enough, which won’t come as a surprise to most as I have been spruiking his wares for years now. If you don’t know them I urge you to grab some you won’t be sorry.
This is the first shipment of these wines in 2018 and includes the new Grand Cellier and all-important Coeur de Cuvee. As always, we have very, very little of these two wines to go around and so must restrict them to six bottles each and strictly on a first in first served basis. As of yet there is no review for the Coeur de Cuvee but you only need to look at the wines track record to know what to expect and how good it should be.