Thursday, December 27, 2018

2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage Brut

Glad it made it in time for the New Year!
It has been ordered for awhile

The Perfect Sparkler for the Holidays
We are always looking for bottle of Champagne that hits the sweet spot for the Holidays, a step up from the standard NV Brut but not quite at the Tete de Cuvee price point. Well we found our wine, introducing the 2012 Louis Roederer Brut, a sneak peek of Champagne's next great vintage

2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage Brut....$69.99
Roederer’s white golden 2012 Vintage is a classic Millésime. Based on 70% cool-climate Pinot Noir from Verzy and Verzenay (Montagne de Reims) and 30% Chardonnay from a very warm, south/southwest-facing vineyard in Chouilly (Côte des Blancs), the 2012 represents the mineral terroirs of its origins beautifully—pure, refined and fresh. Fermented 8% in oak and with just 16% of the volume having done malolactic fermentation to make the Roederer Vintage Brut a classic gastronomic wine, the 2012 shows a deep, rich and ripe but also fine, precise and elegant chalky nose with hazelnut, toasted almond and blossom flavors. The palate is profound, round, highly elegant and fresh, and the long, remarkably salty finish is very complex and terribly fresh in its persistent mineral expression. This is an impressive, ripe and almost creamy textured but precise and finessed 2012 with power, body and structure. A true, highly stimulating classic. Just love it! Disgorged in January 2017 after four years of bottle aging
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

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