Louis Roederer Brut Rose 2004
Attractive seashell pink hue. Very fresh aromas of brioche and red fruit with a note of chalkiness. Tasty strawberry and cranberry flavors laced with flinty, mineral-like accents. Yeasty, acidic finish delivers a lingering orange zest nuance.
From a great vintage, this rosé is still young, still developing. But already the outlines are there with ripe strawberry and pink grapefruit along with a tight flinty texture. The wine needs time for the acidity to calm down—age for five years.
Bright salmon-skin color. Fresh redcurrant and blood orange aromas are underscored by notes of talc and quinine, with gentle leesiness adding depth and a sense of richness. Displays youthfully tight citrus and mineral qualities on entry, but more powerful red berry notes come on strong in the middle palate. Graceful but powerful too, with good finishing grip and a lingering note of spicecake. I find this complex enough to enjoy right now. This is made from 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay.
The pale-colored 2004 Brut Rose flows with subtle, silky layers of perfumed fruit. This is an understated, almost shy wine, although its class and pedigree are evident. Still, there is a measure of body and richness that seems a touch elusive in this vintage. The 2004 Brut Rose is 70% Pinot Noir from Cumieres that was cold-macerated on the skins for 6-7 days, and 30% Chardonnay from Avize and Mesnil. About 10% of the wine was aged in oak and dosage was 11-12 grams per liter. This is Lot L031587F100535, disgorged in August, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.
This pale pink rose has scents of linden and a meaty, curry-like spice. Its earthy, stony flavor has a heft and weight, cut by acidity with the sharpness of a shiso leaf. It needs a year or two in bottle to grow more expressive.
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Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle and renamed the company under his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to their philosophy of uncompromising quality. Today, the company is under the helm of Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frédéric... View More