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2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Nature - Starck Edition

2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Nature - Starck Edition

A thoroughly impressive and convincing wine - indeed, a stroke of genius.'
97 Points - Huon Hooke

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$479.97 (Case 3 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The second opus of our Brut Nature is the perfect representation of a modern, ripe and ready-to-drink Champagne with a fresh, pure, almost abstract style and remarkable precision.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Vintage - 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. All this meant traditional vine growth, excellent health and remarkable grape ripeness for the production of dense, fruity and delicious wines. 2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.

    Winemaking - The grapes are grown exclusively in the Côteaux de Cumières. Brut Nature 2009 is aged for 5 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. No dosage.

    TASTING NOTES

    Yellow in colour with glints of light amber.

    Discreet and extremely fine bubbles.

    Intense bouquet combining sweet flowers (honeysuckle, broom), yellow fruits (peach) and lightly roasted dried nuts (hazelnut). Evolves towards spicy and citrus notes with a hint of Sancho pepper as well as soft, sweet, ripe notes of chestnut cream.

    Ample and light on entry to the palate. Ample, thanks to its sweet, creamy, almost spherical texture that seductively wraps around the mouth, coating the palate; light, due to its elegant, saline freshness that stretches the wine giving it a smooth, delicate and airy mouthfeel. You will not fail to be charmed by its juicy aromas of sun-drenched fruit that gently caress the palate. An elegant bitterness combined with zesty, spicy and delicate oaky notes linger on the finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'The nutty bouquet encapsulates some aldehydes and oak aromatics, while the palate is at once delicate, crisp and powerful. It feels immediate and rich, as opposed to linear and long. The wine has wonderful richness and amazing balance, considering the lack of dosage. It has a mineral rather than fruity personality. The creaminess from long lees maturation and low gas pressure enables this remarkable texture. A thoroughly impressive and convincing wine - indeed, a stroke of genius. (66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay; 30% oak matured; zero dosage)'
    97 Points - Huon Hooke

    'The clarity of chalk and white almond is striking. Gentle perfume with some light cherry fruits, peach, grapefruit and lemon citrus. The palate has a piercing burst of lemon and grapefruit flavor on the front and builds into gently biscuity and more savory flavors through the middle. Holds on to bright zesty acidity into the finish. Smooth, resolved and balanced. Really detailed. Drink now to 2020+.'
    94 Points - James Suckling

    'Designer Philippe Starck was involved in the blending and label design of this Champagne. It is a pure crisp white-fruit-flavored wine, almost austere with intense acidity. Like many great bone dry Champagnes it will need to age to allow the spare lines of the wine to fill out. Drink this bottling from 2019.'
    93 Points - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast