Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Collection Premier NV

Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Collection Premier NV

Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Collection Premier NV

92 WS

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92 Points Wine Spectator:
"This vibrant version is finely knit and elegant, with floral, toast and smoke aromas on the nose and flavors of creme de cassis and lemon curd riding the lacy mousse."

90 Points Wine Advocate:
Roederer's NV Brut Premier is a classic and blends about 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Ambonnay), with 20-25% Meunier (whose share is declining in this blend) and Chardonnay. Two-thirds of the grapes come from estate vineyards, one-third is purchased. (Mind you that all the other Roederer cuvees are sourced exclusively form their own vineyards!) The newest release of the Premier is based on 75% 2009 and 25% reserve wines, which are, since 1996, single vintage wines aged in large oak casks between 6,000 and 10,000 liters. Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon holds 160 vats of reserve wines that are stored blank, so without lees, which otherwise would dominate the taste, says Lecaillon. ""I don't like the reductive yeast flavors. Instead I am searching for a slightly oxidative and oaky style in my reserve wine."" Lecaillon's youngest Premier did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine opens very bright, precise and refined, with toasty and white chocolate flavors. Absolutely delicate and elegant on the palate, this is a light, silky textured and remarkably finesse-full Champagne that is fresh on the palate, thanks to its structure and slightly oaky flavors. Excellent.
SKU

W-00002369

COUNTRY

France

REGION

Champagne

TYPE

Sparkling

VOLUME

.750L