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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2004
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2004 Champagne

More vintages: 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009Louis Roederer, the largest independent, family-managed champagne maker is the fortunate proprietor to 235 hectares of sublimely located vineyards, supplying 70% of its needs for an annual production of 3 million bottles. Uniquely, after 10 years of experimentation, they are beginning to witness the benefits of a biodynamically managed vineyard. Chef de Cave, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is particular about Louis Roederer's craft; "We don't blend, we combine," he says. "I love art, and like a great painter we add colour rather than blending."

Fascinated by the aromatic diversity of Pinot Noir in Champagne, Louis Roederer uses the structure and power of the Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims to create its Brut Vintage. Exposed to the north-east, the grapes mature more slowly. The character of this great wine intensifies and becomes more refined through aging in wood and time. While 2004 never reached the same heights of perfection as 2002, it was a classic, generous year bringing both quantity and quality. Thirty percent of the wine is matured in oak casks and Brut Vintage is aged, on average, for 4 years in Louis Roederer's cellars and left for six months after disgorgement to attain perfect maturity.

The palate is characteristic of Louis Roederer's vintages: a rich fullness is refined by the sweetness, acidity and tight blend of the Pinot Noir grapes of Verzenay. Tasting reveals suggestions of candied fruits, almond paste, white chocolate and caramel. This is a classic vintage Brut: all the traditional flavours of champagne expressed with a refinement and precision that is quintessentially Roederer. We bought this parcel to show Louis Roederer Brut Vintage at its best; when it is at least 10 years old and just starting to show the grace and forward fruit elegance from the 2004 vintage.

Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Dosage: 8 to 10 g/L
Disgorged: 2009

Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2004 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
May 2017
“Pale honey colour. Seems sweeter and more evolved than the Ferrari Riserva 2004 served alongside. Really quite substantial and almost chunky. ”
Sep 2015
“Impressively toasty and rich fragrant but refined nose. Full, succulent palate with smooth texture and fine fluffy mousse. Big and bold but not without elegance or complexity. Long and concentrated. 2004 is such a good vintage for all Roederer, and this just brings so much pleasure now. Beautiful toast-complexted bright fruity nose. Refined and detailed. Lovely sweet and sour sensation.”
Wine & Spirits,
Dec 2011
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“An open jazz riff on white limestone, this is so dry, austere and sumptuous that it defines umami. Cool, rich, mineral, mouthwatering. Pretty smart vintage Champagne: It's powerful in its flavor depth, though not as wildly powerful as Cristal.”
Wine Enthusiast,
Dec 2010
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“A great celebration of the fine 2004 vintage, this wine reveals both generosity and a steely resolve. It has a cool elegance as well, giving it a sense of refinement, while still preserving the Roederer richness. The tight acidity holds the wine together and promises long aging.”
Mar 2010
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“Straightforward, fresh nose. Neat and compact. Gentle, well balanced. Tight knit and well balanced without anything out of place though it’s not the most nuanced. Very vigorous. Lots of freshness. But a bit astringent and metallic on the finish.”
Wine & Spirits,
Dec 2009
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“The bold fruit flavors make this a wine of primary colors for now, from peach to kiwi, grapefruit and strawberry. The fruit is fragrant and lush while the wine's acidity keeps it mouthwatering and completely dry. A zesty Champagne that's built to age...”
Bought directly from Louis Roederer's UK agent MMD, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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