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2008 Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne
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- Cellar 5 - 6 years (2020-2021)
- ABV 12%
- Closure: Cork
An Outstanding Champagne from the Superb 2008 vintage that’s a ménage of richness and refinement.
A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay that has been aged for 4 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars. Opens impressively with a creamy white mousse that shows excellent hold. Pale straw base wine colour with an exceptionally fine and very profuse bead. A classic Champagne sniff showing both sophistication and fabulous aromatic intensity with aromas of yeast lees and freshly baked bread to the fore followed by some delicate citrus notes, oily toast like characters, cashew and brioche. Reflective of the nose the palate is a ménage of richness and refinement delivering a complex flavour profile of yeast lees and baked bread intermixed with traces of citrus and pear overlaid by toasty brioche like characters. Outstanding length. Clean dry finish with a creamy like texture. Finishes with a long conclusion of yeast lees, baked bread, faint pear, toasty brioche and subtle oily cashews.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Winemaker Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon spent years in Tasmania for the Roederer-Heemskerk joint venture too far ahead of its time. His return to Champagne saw estate vineyards increase to 235ha and the construction of a second winery. This 80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay (50% barrel-fermented) is built for the ages, soaring with purity and intensity, racy grapefruit and apple flavours interwoven with silvery acidity, grip and persistence its hallmark.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion