G.H. Mumm Cuvée R. Lalou Brut 1999

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 3 043700 104811
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Champagne/cork & muselet wire cage

More about G.H. Mumm Cuvée R. Lalou Brut 1999

Produced by: G.H. Mumm Et Cie Societe Vinicole De Champagne Suc
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK
UK trade PR by: The View
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alc./vol: 12.5%

Proof: 25°

Vintage: 1999

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

Named in tribute to René Lalou, Chairman of Mumm during much of the 20th century. A special cuvée bearing his name was produced between 1966 and 1985. In 2007, Mumm decided to revive what had become a much revered cuvée.
1999 was a year marked by great variations in temperature and Mumm say this “vintage is characterised by a very low acidity and high sugar content. The same properties marked the 1989 harvest, a year that is still now recognised as an exceptional vintage.”

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 09/08/2012


Clear, pale golden with a rose gold tint with persistent small bubbles.


Unctuous, freshly baked wholemeal bread – hinting at sultana loaf with apricot jam. Hints of walnut cake and candied lemon.


Rich, serious, rounded digestif champagne. Complex, integrated and beautifully balanced with a slight creaminess, white peach and mille feuille patisserie.


Delicate and fine. Fades still maintaining its structure.

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