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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2008
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2008 Champagne

More vintages: 2002, 2004, 2007, 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. The 2008 vintage was a difficult year for Louis Roederer, with a stormy and rainy spring followed by a dry summer resulting in a maturation process that was both dry and fresh. However, a final weather surprise in September produced favourable anticyclonic conditions which led to perfect maturation - slow and progressive - and produced wines with an exceptional and natural balance between freshness and a concentration of flavors.

Golden in colour, Louis Roederer Vintage 2008 has a bouquet characteristic of the Pinot Noir grapes from Verzenay/Verzy. Packed with ripe fruits, the finish is dry, rich and complex. Still young, its full of fruit and freshness that promise serious ageing potential. The 2008 vintage is an intense and lively wine, embodying the fruitiness and the power of the vintage.

Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Dosage: 9 g/L
Disgorged: 2014

Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2008 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
Apr 2016
“Fresh fruity, bright and pristinely clean nose. Very youthful and vibrant, somewhat closed still. Fresh and zesty, with nervy tension and stylish salty-spicy minerality. Intense despite lightness and freshness. Perfectly balanced with cool restraint promising long life. Such a classy, vibrant vintage.”
Mar 2015
“Very pale. Tight knit yet approachable nose. Pretty youthful and taut. Decent balance but tightly wound as though it needs a little longer to unwind.”
Wine Spectator,
Jan 2015
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“Elegant and harmonious, with bright acidity enlivening the refined and creamy mousse and flavors of pastry, creamed pear, crushed blackberry, spun honey and slivered almond. A streak of chalky mineral resonates through the wine and lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2028.”
Wine & Spirits,
Dec 2014
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“A quiet and firm 2008, this is closed for now, hidden behind a wash of pale limestone and a seashell-like minerality. Hints of flowers come on on in the scent, while richness builds in the finish. Youthfully lean, this should open up with bottle age.”
Wine Enthusiast,
Dec 2014
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“A deliciously ripe wine, full of fruit as well as a great mineral texture. It completely expresses the exceptional 2008 with all its structure. Still young, it's all fruit and freshness that promise serious bottle aging. Drink this complex, serious wine from 2017.”
Dec 2014
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“Pale yellow. Bright, mineral-accented aromas of candied orange and nectarine, complicated by an intense floral accent and a hint of ginger. Taut, penetrating orchard fruit and citrus zest flavors pick up spiciness with air and show very good depth. Finishes dry and stony, with excellent clarity and lingering mineral and floral notes. This impressively pure, balanced Champagne has the concentration to reward cellaring.”
Nov 2014
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“The 2008 Brut races across the palate with gorgeous depth and resonance. Dried pear, spice, mint, anise and wild flowers meld together in the glass. Broad, ample and voluptuous, the 2008 possesses fabulous richness in all dimensions. Beams of acidity and minerality give the 2008 much of its energy and freshness, but the style is all about pure texture. 2015 - 2026.”
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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