Vilmart & Cie, Grand Cellier Rubis
Vilmart s 2006 Brut Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis goes straight to the heart. Layers of expressive, perfumed fruit caress the palate in this exceptionally polished, silky Champagne. All the elements are simply in the right place. The 2006 is all about subtlety, grace and class. This feminine, sensual wine is striking today, but it should also drink well for a number of years. It is easily one of the highlights among this year s new releases. Disgorgement date, June 2011. Anticipated maturity, 2012-2021.