Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV (Champagne, France) - [JS 93] [RP 92] [WS 92] [JD 91] [WE 90]

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
(Champagne, France) - [JS 93] [RP 92] [WS 92] [JD 91] [WE 90]


Regular price $75.00 Sale price $49.99 Save $25.01
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JS93 RP92 WS92 JD91 WE90
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About the winery:
Louis Roederer has been synonymous with the world's great Champagnes since 1776, and it is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family today. They are also one of the only French champagne producers to own nearly 75 percent of the grapes in the most desirable vineyards in the Champagne. The property is located on 450 acres in the finest villages of Montagne de Reims, Côtes des Blancs, and Valleé de la Marne. Each region is selected to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the elegance needed for perfectly balanced champagne. The Louis Roederer vineyards rate an average 98 percent based on France’s statutory 100-point classification scale.

Notes From The Winemaker:
Brut Premier is the House's flagship multi-vintage Champagne and its most popular and best-selling wine. It's the Champagne that sets the house style for this esteemed producer

This is a rich, toasty style. Roederer grows two thirds of the fruit that it needs for this Champagne on their own extensive 500 acre estate. The Brut Premier comes only from grand and premier cru sites, and does not go through malolactic fermentation. It is 56% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 10% Meunier. It is aged three years on the lees and a generous six months on the cork before release

Ratings & Reviews


93 Points - James Suckling:
"This has a core of fresh, extremely fleshy and attractive peaches and lemons from a ripe year. The delicacy and purity of this Champagne is stunning, as is its gently powerful nature. Such great purity here. In great form! Drink now." (12 Jul, 2019)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Based on the 2015 vintage, complemented by 25% reserve wines, the latest rendition of Laurent Roederer's NV Brut Premier is showing nicely, opening in the glass with aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, Anjou pear, white peach, pastry cream and subtle hints of freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and complete, with a delicate pinpoint mousse, ripe but racy acids and exquisite balance, this is a beautiful Brut Premier that will age in style; indeed, it will be even better with some bottle age. This is among the finest examples in its category and comes warmly recommended." - William Kelley (30th Apr 2020)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Racy acidity drives this sleek Champagne, swathed in a lovely, creamy mousse as it carries a finely meshed range of poached pear and star fruit, pickled ginger and Meyer lemon zest. Lithe and graceful, with a lasting, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2025." - AN (Dec 2020)

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"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." - Jeb Dunnuck (7/7/2020)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Roederer's nonvintage cuvée is ripe and bright. The acidity and clean white-fruit flavors show strongly, allied to a tangy texture. It is a little drier than previous bottlings, a product of the ripe fruit that needed less dosage. Drink now." - Roger Voss (12/1/2018)