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Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV (375ML)
93 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com: "A very composed and convincing Brut Premier that is based on the 2016 harvest. The aromas run through lemon and peach to fresh hazelnut, brioche and gently flinty notes. The palate has piercing flavors of grapefruit, lemon, peach and pink berries. Seamless and layered textural build. Fresh finish. Impressive. Drink or hold." 12/20
91 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: "There are plenty of petrol and yeast components to the cool apple, pear and softly citrus-inflected aromas. There is fine volume to the delicious and solidly complex medium-bodied flavors that possess fine length on the clean and moderately dry finale that comes across as drier than the reported dosage would suggest. Moreover, this is a wine that could be enjoyed now but one that could also easily be held for up to another decade." 10/19, Issue #76
92 Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "This bottle was drunk with great pleasure at the restaurant Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel here in New York. I note that principally because the restaurant still has a pretty good supply and this has already seen three years in the cellar, as it is from the base year of 2012, rather than the new release from the base year of 2015. If one does not believe that it makes sense to age non-vintage Brut, I present you “Exhibit A”. The wine is this cuvée’s customary blend of forty percent each of pinot noir and chardonnay, combined with twenty percent pinot meunier and was disgorged in 2016. While the wine remains youthful, the three extra years of bottle age have really let it blossom nicely, as the bouquet now offers up a very classy blend of apple, white peach, chalky minerality, fresh-baked bread, gentle smokiness and a touch of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, complex and wide open, with a lovely core, good soil signature and grip, refined mousse and a long, vibrant and beautifully balanced finish. This is really starting to drink well today, but may be even better three to five years down the road! Fine juice." #84 12/19
94 Points, Tyson Stelzer, Decanter: "42% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 18% Meunier from 55% estate vineyards; 16% fermented and matured in oak casks; 30% malolactic. The rise and evolution of this cuvée over the past 15 years, and particularly since the construction of its dedicated facility in 2007, has showed no sign of slowing today, as Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon continues his fanatical regime of experimenting, tweaking and refining every detail. I’ve long adored Brut Premier, a grand pinnacle and dependable bargain in the non-vintage Champagne stakes." 10/20
91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com: "Coming mostly from estate fruit, the NV Brut Premier is a terrific value offering lots of golden apple and white flower notes, medium-bodied, richness, and a textured, balanced, layered mouthfeel. It’s beautifully done and one classy Champagne to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years." 07/20