G.H. Mumm has been creating champagne since 1827, and represents for many the pinnacle of the champagne style. Unfortunately, I must admit that I was not familiar with the Cordon Rouge before receiving a bottle for review. After opening the bottle, there is a nuanced nose that blends together a number of distinct notes – a bit of citrus, some woodiness, and even a little bit of smokiness can all be sensed immediately. Pouring a glass, individuals will be able to watch the effervescent Cordon Rouge breathe with a symphony of bubbles.
When they get the ability to taste the champagne, what can immediately be tasted is nothing less than sublime. What was originally present in the nose comes forth in similar presence in the taste; the vanilla and nut side ties up well with the more fruit zest that is present at the periphery. If you have not had the G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge, give it a shot. One can find a 187ml bottle of the champagne for a hair under $10, while a full-sized bottle can be found for around $35-45. The camaraderie that can be had with the champagne, brought on by the delightful taste, is the reason why you should call up some friends and turn the G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge experience into a party.
At least, that’s the reason why I assume it has been such a big hit over the course of the last 135 years. Keep checking out our alcohol review section for our extended coverage of G.H. Mumm products – all we know is that we will be searching the company’s portfolio out whenever we have a nice dinner, a get together, or even a quiet night on the couch.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge (Champagne) / http://www.mumm.com