NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier

  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • JS 92
  • WE 92
  • WS 92
  • JG 91
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for Louis Roederer Brut Premier

JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2015
Beautifully composed reduction across lemon citrus, white peach, cherries and deeper, more savory notes of spice and grilled nuts; fresh and complex at once. The palate's assertively flavored, yet runs on a smooth and... Beautifully composed reduction across lemon citrus, white peach, cherries and deeper, more savory notes of spice and grilled nuts; fresh and complex at once. The palate's assertively flavored, yet runs on a smooth and fine textural thread. Acidity is paramount, redder fruits hold court here. Great balance and depth. Drink now. - Nick Stock
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
To judge by the cork, this bottling has some age, giving it a toasty as well as fruity character that adds complexity to this baked-apple and citrus-flavored wine. It also means that it needs no further aging and is... To judge by the cork, this bottling has some age, giving it a toasty as well as fruity character that adds complexity to this baked-apple and citrus-flavored wine. It also means that it needs no further aging and is delicious to drink now.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2016
This vibrant version is finely knit and elegant, with floral, toast and smoke aromas on the nose and flavors of crème de cassis and lemon curd riding the lacy mousse. Drink now through 2019. — A.N.
JG 91
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The new release of Louis Roederer’s Brut Premier is from a base wine of 2008, with fully half of the blend having undergone malolactic fermentation, which is the most for this bottling in quite some time (though the... The new release of Louis Roederer’s Brut Premier is from a base wine of 2008, with fully half of the blend having undergone malolactic fermentation, which is the most for this bottling in quite some time (though the cuvée based on the 2013 vintage will also be a fifty percent malo wine, but that will not be out for four more years or so). The cépages this year is forty percent pinot noir, forty percent chardonnay and twenty percent pinot meunier. The bouquet is deep and classy, wafting from the glass in a blend of apple, orange peel, fresh-baked bread, a complex base of soil tones and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and minerally in personality, with a fine core, crisp acids, lovely mousse and fine length and grip on the complex finish. Really a lovely version of Brut Premier, which will be easy to spot on the market, as this is the first one with the new label. 2014-2025+.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2015
Pale gold. Spice- and mineral-accented orchard and pit fruits on the intensely perfumed nose, with hints of toasty lees and brioche adding complexity. Sappy, penetrating and floral on the palate, offering juicy Meyer... Pale gold. Spice- and mineral-accented orchard and pit fruits on the intensely perfumed nose, with hints of toasty lees and brioche adding complexity. Sappy, penetrating and floral on the palate, offering juicy Meyer lemon, pear and melon flavors braced by a smoky mineral underpinning. Closes spicy and very long, leaving a sexy honeysuckle note behind. -- Josh Raynolds
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016
Roederer's NV Brut Premier is a classic and blends about 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Ambonnay), with 20-25% Meunier (whose share is declining in this blend) and Chardonnay. Two-thirds of the grapes come from estate... Roederer's NV Brut Premier is a classic and blends about 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Ambonnay), with 20-25% Meunier (whose share is declining in this blend) and Chardonnay. Two-thirds of the grapes come from estate vineyards, one-third is purchased. (Mind you that all the other Roederer cuvées are sourced exclusively form their own vineyards!) The newest release of the Premier is based on 75% 2009 and 25% reserve wines, which are, since 1996, single vintage wines aged in large oak casks between 6,000 and 10,000 liters. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon holds 160 vats of reserve wines that are stored blank, so without lees, which otherwise would dominate the taste, says Lécaillon. "I don't like the reductive yeast flavors. Instead I am searching for a slightly oxidative and oaky style in my reserve wine." Lécaillon's youngest Premier did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine opens very bright, precise and refined, with toasty and white chocolate flavors. Absolutely delicate and elegant on the palate, this is a light, silky textured and remarkably finesse-full Champagne that is fresh on the palate, thanks to its structure and slightly oaky flavors. Excellent. - Stephan Reinhardt