Notes of yeast, bread and lemon on the nose. The palate matches with an emphasis on the citrus. Great acidity with yeast and a bit of minerals adding structure. This has aged well though I'd drink sooner rather than later.
thought this might be too old but it is drinking well right now. Fine bead. Tastes strongly of vanilla, with apricot and peach and smokiness. Still has a nice bite to it, but mostly soft now and has lots of fruitiness. Seems too fruity to really be mistaken for Champagne, but who knows if I would say this if I were tasting blind. It gets a bit hard to drink after the first glass given the vanilla and fruit sweetness. I thought better of this when first opened.
This has to the best sparkling wine in the world outside of Champagne. Tasted blind with a group of Champagne geaks, everyone thought it was a Champagne. Fresh with some nice maturity notes. I thought it was a 98 or a 99.
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(Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut) Bright light yellow color; creamy, vanilla, lemon, peach nose; rich, creamy textured, tart nectarine, citrus palate with medium acidity, could use more focus; medium finish
(Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut) Delicate, light, creamy citrus nose; tasty, tart creamy citrus, mineral palate; medium finish 92 (I prefer it to the '02 Louis Roederer Brut Cristal, at least at this stage)
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