Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2009

Mix 12
£93.95
Mix 6
£96.95
Per Bottle
£99.95
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Description & Technical Information
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In the heart of the Côte des Blancs, where Chardonnay expresses itself with such incredible finesse on the famous limestone soils, Louis Roederer selected three outstanding Grand Crus for their Blanc de Blancs cuvée. These plots in Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger have distinct characteristics that allow for the production of wines expressing both balanced harmony and rich aromas. This pure-Chardonnay champagne quickly became the favourite wine of the Roederer family for major events and is 100% estate-bottled from the grapes of their historic vineyards. Drawn at low pressure for a fuller flow of bubbles, 10% of the wines have been aged in wood casks and the final blend is matured for an average of five years in the cellars and left to rest for six months after disgorgement.

Weather: The 2009 vintage was a continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. The harvest was incomparable in terms of quality and produced consistent, fresh and crunchy grapes.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 5 years on the lees
Disgorged: 2015
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2027

Tasting Note: A golden yellow colour full of persistent fine bubbles. On the nose candied citrus fruit combine with subtle hazelnut aromas. On the palate, a lively fruitiness compliments brioche and apples notes. This is a champagne that will age well.
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Expert Reviews
92/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Seductive, super creamy vanilla-laden nose with pristine toasty character over opulent white fruits, gunpowder and candy tones. So far only moderate ageing aromas but wonderful, tart lemony and sherbetty nature. Also interesting herbaceous notes, juniper turning into rosemary and mint in the glass. Still tight and restrained on the energetically sweet and sour palate. Long, pure and refined.”
94/100
Roger Voss
“This is a beautiful wine, so crisp, taut and refreshing. It brings out the fragrance and freshness of the chalk vineyards of the Côte de Blancs, fruity with apples and citrus. Still young although already balanced, the wine will age for several years and will be ready to drink from 2018.”
94/100
Stephan Reinhardt
“The 2009 Blanc de Blancs Vintage is mainly from Avize (80%), but chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is aiming for 100% due to the forward pushed ripeness of Chardonnay. The wine offers a deep, intense and very elegant nose of ripe, but nobly discreet Chardonnay on chalk flavors, which are repeated on the palate. Think of white fruits, flowers and blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche and almonds - and you are almost there. The 2009 offers a mouthful of round, rich and very elegant, precisely defined Chardonnay that shows a lovely freshness and purity in the finish. The wine is silky, vinous and very long, and reveals an endless elegance. No malolactic fermentation, but a remarkably chiseled acidity.”
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