G.H. Mumm Brut Champagne, France
91 points by James Suckling and 90 points by Wine Spectator
Exuberant bubbles and a brilliant, golden color testify to the vibrancy of this champagne. Lush aromas of ripe peach, apricot and pineapple cascade from the glass, chased by hints of vanilla and caramel, yeast, dried fruit, and honey. Intense, complex flavors of fresh fruit and caramel that morph into a long, lingering finish. Breaking with convention, the bottle has no front label: The G.H. Mumm signature and eagle emblem are printed in gold directly on the glass. Another striking feature of the design is its shape, which necessitated a whole series of innovations to the traditional champagne production process. Mumm Grand Cordon was created by award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove.