Thursday, 20 August 2020

A Great Trio From Louis Roederer - 2014 Rosé, 2013 Blanc de Blancs & 2012 Cristal Rosé

Vinunic invited to a Corona safe tasting with a lovely trio of bottles from Louis Roederer.

2014 Rosé

An upfront, handsome and elegant nose with notes of red currants, wild strawberries, licorice and lots of chrushed rocks. Highly enjoyable.

The taste is creamy and rich with notes of rapberry licorice, red currants and some smoky notes. A very fine cleansing acidity. Perfect for drinking now and the coming 10 years. 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay.

92p   (tasted 2020/08)


2013 Blanc de Blancs

A deep, multi layered nose with notes of white currants, eraser, chives and cap gun smoke. Refined. Very, very fine.

The taste is rather broad shouldered with a high acidity and notes of grilled lemons, smoke, dried up lemon curd and matchbox. Very long and lovely. I would wait 5+ years before open a bottle. These wines ages gracefully as this tasting of Roederer´s Blanc de Blancs 1998-2011 shows.

95p   (tasted 2020/08)

2012 Cristal Rosé

Just wow! I tasted  2012 Cristal earlier this year and it was fantastic, but the Rosé is even better! The nose is seamless and bottomless deep with toe-tingling notes of perfectly ripe wild strawberries, birch leaves, summer flowers, warm sand, lavender soap and a thousand other scents. Impressive and hauntingly beautiful.

This beauty flows effortless over the palate with everything in place. A racy acidity, gorgeous fruit, perfectly balanced. Long, long, long. Absolutely fabolous. Resistence is futile! Just wait (if you can...) 8+ years for perfection.

98p   (tasted 2020/08)


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