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NV Louis Roederer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Premier" (11/10)

Louis Roederer Brut Premier

Winery: Louis Roederer

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Premier" (11/10)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, & 20% Pinot Meunier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Champagne

State or country: France

Price: $43

Cases produced: 42,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 7, 2010

Wine Review: This Champagne finishes near the top of our results every year it seems. It is light yellow colored and opens with an attractive mild apple bouquet with hints of citrus. On the palate, this sparkler is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and pleasant. There was a bit of crispiness and effervescence detected as well. The flavor profile a tasty mineral and green apple blend with a hint of ripe grapefruit mixed in. The finish is quite dry and refreshing. The panel suggested pairing this Champagne with several different foods. Some of the suggestions were broiled bay scallops in a melted butter sauce, lobster bisque or triple cream brie cheese. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: From the outset, Brut Premier affirms its personality and seduction: the texture is full and generous and, in a fairly unexpected way, integrates characteristics of maturity associated with fruitier and more refreshing notes. The wine has a fresh festive finesse. In the mouth, the wine has structure, richness and length. It is a full, complex wine that is both modern and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic. Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon

Organic status: not organic

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