Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2012 Champagne Magnum (1.5L)Regular price $320.00 Sale price $299.00
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The 2012 vintage displays the minerality of Pinot noirs grown in the Verzy and Verzenay vineyards, lying to the far north. In 2012, the domaine’s powerful character was tempered by plenty of sun and softened by some exceptionally precise oak ageing.
- The subtle bouquet, on the first nose, opens out gradually to reveal spring-like notes of fresh citrus fruit (lemon tree rather than lemon fruit) combined with warm, almost smoky, mineral aromas, followed by notes of lightly toasted almonds, one of the signs of the ageing in oak foudres.
The wine is wide, energetic and with talc-like chalkiness initially, gently coating the palate. It is both soft and rich with a full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. The finish is long and persistent.
The cuvée Vintage 2012 was bottle-aged for 4 years before being left to rest for a further 6 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. The dosage is 9 g/l.
Varietal: 70% Pinot noir and 30% Chardonnay
Appellation: Champagne, France
- 95 Points - Tyson Stelzer
This beautiful wine, with its poise, elegance and balance, has both a steely mineral core and an outer ripe-fruit character. It has citrus, tight acidity and rich apple and green-plum flavors. The wine is still a little young and will be better from 2019.