A worthy exemplar of G.H. Mumm’s quest for excellence, Mumm Cordon Rouge is a distinctively fresh, full-bodied champagne with impeccable consistency of taste. Emblematic of the richness and finesse that characterise the company’s own vineyards, Cordon Rouge has worn its famous red ribbon since 1876, now synonymous with house’s credo of superlative quality.
Mumm Cordon Rouge has become an icon of the champagne category and epitomises Georges Hermann de Mumm’s maxim of “Only the best”.
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Mumm's workhorse label delivers strong Pinot Noir fruits on the nose, with some savoury chalky and yeasty complexity. The palate is bold and forthright in both flavour and structure, delivering power and richness thanks to plenty of reserve wine, fleshy and assertive finish. Rating 91, 1 Glass - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011
The NV Brut Cordon Rouge opens with attractive, open aromatics that suggest a level of ripeness that doesn't quite come through on the palate. Still, this fresh, perfumed Champagne is a solid effort in its price range. Peaches, apricots and flowers and complexity on the finish. Rating 87 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate # 186 (Dec/2009)
34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier Lovely intensity of ripe apple, toasted brioche and lemon tart aromas with a waft of red berries. Crisp acidity, a little lacking in concentration on the mid-palate. Some chalkiness. Long finish. Elegant. Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, In Asia (Mar/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Fresh, golden yellow with hints of jade, the wine’s abundant bubbles, both fine and elegant, demonstrate the finesse of this champagne.
Aromas of lemon and grapefruit, combined with the richness of firm, fleshy fruits such as white peaches, apricots and tart apples bring freshness and liveliness to the wine. These are followed by hints of vanilla, enriched with caramel. Honeyed nuts also play their part.
The bubbles are rich on the palate, but never overpowering. The perfect balance is combined with a rounded, full vinosity. The mix of fresh fruit and caramel aromas give even more intensity to the finish. This is a subtly balanced wine with a remarkable capacity to linger in the mouth.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge works well as an aperitif. Its freshness and intensity make it an equally fine match for grilled fish or roasts.
45% Pinot Noir provides structure, intensity and power, 25% Pinot Meunier gives a fruity bouquet, liveliness and a rounded feel, 30% Chardonnay complements the whole with finesse and elegance.
At least 3 years.