Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Named for its being derived solely from the heart of the pressing, Vilmart's 2005 Brut Coeur de Cuvee û aged in small barrels one-third each new, once- and twice-previously used and only disgorged after 7 years û opens with an expressive bouquet of iris, gentian, and hyacinth, behind which come intimations of the noble mushrooms, oyster liquor, and nut oils that go on to inform an at once satiny and vivacious palate. White pepper and crystalline mineral impingements in the mouthwateringly mineral and umami-rich finish testify to a transparency, clarity and buoyancy seldom found in the often problematically earthy and diffuse Champagnes of this vintage. Feel free to follow this for several more years.