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2012 Roederer Estate Champagne & Sparkling Wine "L'Ermitage Brut"

Roederer Estate 2012 L'Ermitage Brut

Winery: Roederer Estate

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "L'Ermitage Brut"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 52% Chardonnay & 48% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 4,217

KWG Score: 96.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: December 28, 2019

Wine Review: This was the standout of all the sparkling wines I sampled this year along with prior vintages of the L'Ermitage. Baked apples, candied ginger, and lemon cookies are pronounced on the nose. The palate is an orchestra of flavors that range from sweet to savory and from ripe to a touch tart. Notes of brioche can be found alongside orange marmalade and roasted pecans. The palate continues with the acidity bringing in flavors of Asian pear and Honeycrisp apples. The finish lingers for minutes without subsiding. Enjoy it on its own, because it deserves it. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Fine tiny bubbles and a long lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L'Ermitage cuvee. Grilled peach and brioche aromas are followed by a citrus and pomelo taste. The creamy richness is lifted by a clean acidity for a long and pleasant finish.

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