Excellent cracked-yeast bouquet with both freshness and aged character. The wine is rich, dry and full of flavour, with a marked increase in concentration over the non-vintage. Superb, long palate. A keeper. There is a much greater quality difference between this and the Cordon Rouge than the price difference suggests. (Mumm released the 2009 before the 2008)
95 points, The Real Review (June 2017)
A layer of buttery toffee on the nose, with creamy, honeysuckle and candied lemon citrus notes. The palate has a fittingly rich and smooth texture. Punchy, bright citrus and tangy red fruits to close.
92 points, jamessuckling.com (December 2018)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.