1996 Roederer, Louis Brut
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

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IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2003
Complex nose hints at apple clove earth curry powder oyster shell and creamed corn. Full strong and quite dry with a subtle leesy aspect and hints of toast and hazelnut. This really expands in flavor toward the back... Complex nose hints at apple clove earth curry powder oyster shell and creamed corn. Full strong and quite dry with a subtle leesy aspect and hints of toast and hazelnut. This really expands in flavor toward the back showing more density and concentration and really sticking to the palate on the finish. Still an infant and capable of a decade or more of development in bottle.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, November 2004
Fine depth and elegant power highlight this vibrant 1996. Pencil shaving whole grain toast and citrus flavors stay focused while the bubbles provide finesse and a seamless texture. Drink now through 2010. 650 cases imported.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1996

Winery

Roederer, Louis

In 1845, at a time when majority of winemakers were buying the grapes rather than cultivating their own, Louis Roederer took a visionary approach. Wanting to master every aspect of the wine’s creation, he acquired several Grand Cru vineyards in Verzenay. Since then, every Louis Roederer vintage originates exclusively from their own vines. Its tete-de-cuvee, Louis Roederer Cristal, is among the finest Champagnes in the world.

The estate, which originally comprised 100 hectares acquired in 1850, now extends over 240 hectares, carefully chosen from the best terroirs of the Montagne de Reims, the Cote des Blancs, and the Vallee de la Marne. The estate cultivates 3 traditional grape varieties: Chardonnay for its minerality, finesse, and elegance; Pinot Noir’s solid constitution which adds structure to the blends and prepares the wine for aging; and Pinot Meunier whose adaptability brings harmony and softness to certain cuvees.

The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Frederic Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage.