Sunday, March 16, 2014

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

Date of Tasting: 31 December 2013
Wine Type: Sparkling White
Grape Varieties: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%
Origin: Reims, France
Appellation: Champagne
Expect to Pay: ~ THB2,000
Chubby Score: 89/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: WA - 92/100, WS - 91/100, WE - 91/100, ST - 89/100, JR - 17/20, DC - 16.5/20, FS - 92/100, CT - 89/100

Appearance: pale lemony yellow with fine bubbles
Aroma: almond and toast character, lemon, and yeast
Palate: rich and dry with citrus and green apple flavour as well as mineral. acid is on somewhat high side. clean and sharp. fine and creamy mousse with lively texture. show medium length on the palate.

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is simply a beautiful non-vintage that can be perfect for all festive occasions. It combines power, complexity, and elegant together. This should be so good with sushi. I personally like this non-vintage champagne to a degree though champagne is never cheap.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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