Louis Roederer Brut Premier N.V.


"The NV Brut Premier is a gorgeous wine that stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of wines in its price range" - Antonio Galloni


Tyson Stelzer 94 points!

France, Champagne
750mL
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Wine Spectator 91 points!
"Creamy, elegant and stylish, offering complex layers of pear, spice, honey and vanilla flavors that are smooth and polished, finishing with a long, complex aftertaste. Subtle and refined; a treat to drink."
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Brut Premier is the embodiment of Louis Roederer style, combining all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully mature wine. This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, with a lively attack and a smooth palate. Blend: 56% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, including 10% of reserve wines from three former harvests, aged in oak casks for 2-6 years. Maturation: an average of three years ageing on lees, plus another six months after disgorging. Dosage: 11-12g/L of sugar from the dosage liqueur. Tasting notes: pale golden colour. Delicate, persistent beading. Rich yet subtle bouquet with hints of hawthorn, almonds and toast. Clean attack, creamy structure. The inclusion of reserve wines gives the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes. Choice of food: Brut Premier is excellent as an aperitif but also readily accompanies light entrees based on fish or shellfish.
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Tyson Stelzer 94 points!
"Roederer's entity is a masterpiece of assembly, with a higher proportion of reserve wines from 2006 to bring richness to the weaker 2007 base, creating a wine of freshness, balance and poise."
Tyson Stelzer, WBM October 2011


Vinous Media 92 Points!

"The NV Brut Premier is a gorgeous wine that stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of wines in its price range. Apparently, it is quite possible to make great Champagne that doesn't cost a small fortune. Ripe pears, smoke, spices, dried flowers and herbs are some of the many nuances that emerge from the glass. The Brut Premier shows lovely mid-palate depth and fabulous overall balance." 

- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, Dec 2011