Salmon hue with bright red tints. Fine and energetic Bubbles. A ripe, complex and youthful bouquet of slightly tangy red fruit (redcurrant, blackcurrants), ripe citrus (blood orange) and roasted cocoa beans. After some time in the glass, the wine reveals sappier, floral and sweet notes with a saline, almost briny, core.
The first impression of the wine is of a generosity, softness and concentration. One has the sensation of biting into juicy, ripe fruit and blood orange, it is a fabulous aromatic explosion with luscious and slightly tangy overtones. the concentrated and dense body takes over and reinforces the impression of substance, of concentrated liqueur on the mid-palate.
The finish stretches out, perfectly-honed, gradually revealing umami notes thanks to the precise and crisp mineral freshness.
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2015 Brut Vintage Rose is generous and demonstrative, bursting with aromas of peach, orange and pear mingled with hints of red berries, fresh bread and ginger. Full-bodied, layered and vinous, it's rich and enveloping, its textural attack segueing into an ample, fleshy core that's girdled by bright acids and enlivened by a pillowy mousse. Long and expansive, it's more generous and gourmand than its racier 2014 predecessor, but just as good."
94pts James Suckling "This shows lots of cotton candy and peach, together with strawberries and cream. But not overpowering. Some cranberry, too. It's medium-to full-bodied with fine bubbles and a lively finish. Drink now or hold."
93pts Wine Spectator "Pure and pretty notes of wild strawberry and nectarine fruit are enriched by hints of marzipan, chalk and pickled ginger in this graceful rose Champagne. Lithe and expressive, with a fine, lively mousse, this shows lovely balance and a creamy, mineral-laced finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2031."
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France, and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle in 1833 and renamed the company under his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to their philosophy of uncompromising quality. Today, the company is under the help of Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frederic.
Champagne Louis Roederer is one of the only French champagne producers to own nearly 75 percent of the grapes in the most desirable vineyards in the Champagne region.
750ML / 11% ABV