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N.V. Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier

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Community Tasting Notes 659

  • Vino Me wrote: (89 points)

    November 11, 2014 - At a retailer tasting. Medium body and bead. Notes of pecans and pears. 89 points.

  • Dovberg Likes this wine: (88 points)

    November 5, 2014 - Closed nose, very tight (newly deg.?) with lemon juice and some small hints of bread and stony smoke in the background. Maybe pineapple somewhere underneath.

    Feels extremly young on the palate. Acid cuts right through and is followed by some grapefruit bitterness. Red currant is dominant. Dry and "cold" finish. Must be a 2008 base since the acid is hard core. Gets better after some time in the glas with lime and sweet liquorice.

    Obviously this needs time for newly deg. Stylistically pure and I am fond of it. Not sure about the price though (paid approx. 40 euros)

  • Rupert wrote: (90 points)

    November 1, 2014 - Every time this delivers. Ripe and rich and superbly balanced

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 1, 2014 - a good acidity, some nuts, give him 2-3 years to let him develop his full aromas, elegant in his powerful way

  • spacewrangler wrote:

    October 28, 2014 - 2007 cuvee, bottled in 2008 and disgorged in 2011. Waxy lemon and honey nose, shows great cut and clarity on the palate, lengthy and citrus zest finish highlighted by candied fruit elements.

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  • By Brad Baker
    June 2014, Issue #18, Louis Roederer Raising the Bar

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  • By John Gilman
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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/27/2013 (link) **** points

    (NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne) Aromatically reserved with nutty spices and toast. The palate is tart with lemony flavors and a lingering finish.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/2/2013 (link) 91 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; appealing, almond, yeasty, almond cream nose; tangy, tasty, yeasty, tart pear, tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier; 10 grams dosage; partial malo; 10% of reserve wines are aged in cask)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013 (link) 90 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color with abundant, tiny, speedy bubbles; autolytic, almond, hazelnut nose; autolytic, almond, tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/1/2012 (link) 91 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color with tiny bubbles; lightly yeasty, lemon, lime nose; tasty, bright entry, tart lemon, lime, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2012 (link) 17 points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) Purchased Autumn 2009, other than that I have no clue as to likely disgorgement date or base vintage. The wine itself though has a lovely character, quite youthful, still with a raw edge to the fruit. Certainly some evolution here on the palate, and there is plenty of backbone to this wine, but this still needs another 1-2 years before this is likely to show real harmony. A very promising showing though.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2011 (link) 91 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yelow color with smal bubbles; nice, yeasty, tart apple nose; tasty, poised, tart apple, lightly yeasty palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; lightly yeasty, tart apple nose; tasty, lightly yeasty, tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color with lots of large bubbles; yeasty, tart peach, baked apple nose; tasty, creamy mousse, tart peach, apple, peach cream palate with near medium acidity; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2010 (link) 90 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; tart peach, apple nose; delicate, tart peach, apple, pear, mineral palate; medium finish 90+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 91 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; yeast, citrus nose; tasty, tart citrus, yeast, mineral palate; medium finish 91+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) 16+ points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) This is based on the 2005 vintage, with 20% reserve wines and 10 g/l dosage. The blend is two-thirds Pinot Noir and Meunier, one-third Chardonnay. Made from a mix of purchased fruit (which will have undergone malolactic fermentation) and estate-grown fruit (which will be non-malo), with 20% in wood for the first fermentation. The nose has soft and sherbetty fruit with a slightly smoky edge. The palate is fleshy, with a crisp acidity behind it, underneath a foamy, white fruit character. It has the fruity approachability of a wine from a warmer vintage, and at present it still seems very primary and simple at present though - a year or two for it to come together will probably work wonders.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2009 (link) 91 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; light citrus, lemon, baked peach nose; tasty, tart lemon, mineral palate with scintillating acidity; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009 (link) 89 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; apple nose; apple, green apple palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 90 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light yellow color; tart apple nose; tasty, very tart apple and peach palate; medium finish

Sommelier Journal

  • By Catherine Fallis, MS, CWP
    July 2008 (link)

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) This is a great choice for those with Cristal taste, but without the fat wallet. The opulent house style carries through from top to bottom. Pale straw in color, this masculine wine entices the nose with rich vanilla, maple-syrup, caramel-apple, and ginger-ale notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with bold caramel and cream-soda notes, followed by sea spray and then crisp, delicious apple. The finish is clean and crisp.
    The Shifting Landscape of Champagne

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2008 (link) (16-16.5+) points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) Current release. Little showing on the nose here, other than some sulphur. But the palate has plenty to offer, as it has a rather seductive style, with a persistent and gently foaming mousse over a creamy midpalate. Flavours of white fruits. This is elegant, well composed and persistent. Very good potential.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/16/2007 (link) 87 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Light medium yellow color; mineral, chalky nose; soft, light medium lemon with tart mid-palate, low in acidity; short-medium finish 87+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2007 (link) 88 points

    (NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier) Cigarette smoke nose; tart but tight, grapefruit palate; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) Current release. Some sulphur still lingering here, but it is subtle and probably of no consequence. The wine itself, however, is rather reserved, reticent even. The palate is very precisely defined, very sharp, with deep character and flavour though. Firm and structured, with a slightly brutal composition although it is so young. It needs time in bottle to soften up. Nice vinosity to it which suggest it will be really, really good.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 15.5+ points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) Current release, based on the 1999 vintage, with 20% reserve wines. A very fresh nose here, and a lovely, clean, freshly acidic impression on the palate. It has a firm composition, with a strong mousse. Like many non-vintage Champagnes of good quality this needs a year or two in the cellar.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2003 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) From a magnum, purchased Summer 2003. Quite a rich golden-yellow and a moderate-sized bead. An expressive nose, full of white fruits with a nutty edge. Ripe, mouth-filling and creamy edge, Correct acidity and firm mousse.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2001 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Roederer Brut Premier) The NV cuvée on the market at the time of tasting. A lemon golden wine, with clean fruit and quite subtle nutty nuances. Fresh and clean on the palate, with good, slightly nutty fruit. There's a creamy edge to the texture, good acidity and a soft, elegant mousse.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Louis Roederer
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Premier
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 114080016053, 3114080016053, 3114080016060, 734599016042, 734599016059

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 33 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4362 (42%)
  • Consumed 5871 (57%)

Food Pairing

White asparagus, aperitief, aperitif, Apertif, artichoke risotto, artisjok risotto, asperges, Spinach Quiche, spinazie quiche

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  135 votes