The Mumm of old was all about parties – Melbourne Cup, Formula 1 and confetti cannons. But over the last five years the direction has changed and the emphasis has headed back to the wines. Cordon Rouge has moved from being dependable to delicious and there has also been the release of the new RSRV range – super premium Mumm to compete with the likes of Bolly RD and Cristal. If you love Champagne, it is time to pick up some RSRV.
Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs 2009
A decadent champagne style that radiates the power of pinot noir from the 2009 vintage and Verzenay Grand Cru. It is pale bronze in colour and immediately impressive, with citrus, praline, toast, cinnamon and French pastry fruit aromas. The palate is round, full and creamy, all driven by fine and pure acidity to a long and generous finish. A delicious wine now but with decades ahead of it.
Mumm RSRV Lalou 2006
A 50/50 blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, which is unusual for Mumm, from the 2006 vintage provides a complex and satisfying Champagne experience with its honey, toast, nougat and marzipan fruits. The palate is then creamy, dry and full again with superb complexity, plus a supple and lingering finish.
Mumm RSRV Blanc de Blancs 2013
A deliciously pure and vibrant wine crafted with fruit from the Cramant Grand Cru. The wine is pale in colour with an incredibly fine bead. The aromas are chalky and cristalline with citrus and floral fruits plus delicate praline complexity. The palate is then dry, compact and concentrated with silky lines and a core of firm acidity. It is also long, embryonic and full of youthful vitality suggesting a long life ahead.
Mumm Cordon Rouge NV
The Mumm Grand Cordon is getting better and better, with the current wine a standout release. It shows beautifully youthful citrus and floral fruits that are well balanced with French pastry complexity. Elegant and refined, this is a delicious non-vintage Champagne for festive celebrations.