Featured wine in 21st October tasting.
- The signature blend of Champagne Louis Roederer
- Fresh, rich and elegant brut
- 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir blend aged 3 years in cellars
"A masterful presentation of impeccably ripe fruit of intricate balance and abundant appeal: a dependable bargain in the non-vintage champagne stakes. It's on the rise in its new, dedicated facility.
Until the 2009 base, Brut Premier reserves came from a solera, in Jean-Baptiste Lecaillons view, lacking focus and 'showing too much character of having been made in the cellar.' The solera is now no more, bringing greater focus, more precise mineral articulation and greater emphasis on ripe fruit.
Dosage was sensibly dropped from 10-11g/L to 9.5 g/L. The result in 2010 is a wonderful accord between pretty lemon blossom, apple and pear fruit, the spicy, toasty, nutmeg allure of barrel-fermentation and bottle age, and the racy freshness of malic acidity. It's at once impeccably fresh and enticingly complex, with a long finish of soft chalk minerality."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2016-2017