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Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose 2008

Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose 750ML 2008          
Sku: 19036

Rating
 Vinous 93 points (Dec 2014)
(62% Pinot Noir and 38% Chardonnay, all from estate fruit; 9 g/l dosage): Light orange-pink. A sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh strawberry, blood orange and sweet butter, with a chalky mineral nuance coming up with air. Shows excellent clarity and tension on the palate, displaying sappy red berry and citrus fruit flavors and a hint of rose pastille. Puts on weight with air and finishes silky and long, with resonating stoniness and strong spicy cut. -- Josh Raynolds
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Nov 2013)
In tasting Roederer’s 2008 Brut Rose, I am certainly reminded of the belief stated in their press releases that “a great rose Champagne must be made from very ripe grapes,” which, they go on to explain, is the reason why this cuvee is always predominantly informed by the steep, shallow-soiled, south-facing, waterside slopes of Cumieres. Certainly what has been extracted from the two-thirds Pinot here - colored via saignee - is an essence of ripe, juicy fresh red currant and red raspberry laced with lemon and orange rinds and perfectly set off by close to ten grams of residual sugar. A faintly sweaty tang and subtle suffusion of chalk add interest - and slight grain of tannin invigoration - to a lusciously refreshing but still very much fruit-dominated finish. I wouldn’t want to rule out some additional depth of flavor emerging over the next couple of years, but it would be a shame to miss out on this cuvee in its exuberantly fresh-fruited youth.
 Wine Enthusiast 94 points (Dec 2013)
Still young and fruity, this is a wine with impressive potential. For now, enjoy the palest of rose colors, bright red fruits, and crisp and lively acidity. In the next several years, this will deepen and mellow, so keep and don’t drink until 2017. - Cellar Selection

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
 
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