Magnum (1.5ltr) bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge. It has a fresh, golden yellow colour 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.
Background: With a legacy of almost two centuries behind it - the House of G.H. MUMM, established in 1827, still aspires to the original aims of the great Georges Hermann Mumm, one of the father figures of the House. His passion was to achieve the highest possible quality for G.H. MUMM champagnes: time after time he was heard to say "Only the Best". In 1875, he decided to decorate each of his bottles with the prized Cordon Rouge or red sash of the Légion d'Honneur, the highest French civilian distinction, created by Napoleon I. Dominated by a backbone of top quality Pinot Noir, this flagship cuvée is an assemblage of up to 77 different vineyards with a high proportion of reserve wines of up to five diff erent vintages to create a fresh, yet rich and complex champagne.