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2011 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blanc Graphic Gift Boxed

2011 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blanc Graphic Gift Boxed

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The Blanc de Blancs Vintage is a pure, taut, fine, and bright wine. Its contrasting tones range from an intense, chiselled acidity to the supple lightness of notes of fresh hazelnuts, almonds, and white flowers with accents of acacia, broom, and honeysuckle. This elegant, racy cuvee quickly became the favourite wine of the Roederer family for major family events.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Today Louis Roederer remains one of the very few remaining family owned Houses in Champagne with 7th generation Frederic Rouzaud at the helm. From the 100 hectares acquired in 1850 by Louis Roederer, the Domaine today extends over 240 hectares averaging 98% on the official Echelle classification. All vineyard acquisitions follow Louis Roederer’s strict 70% policy – that is ownership of at least 70% of the total production. All Louis Roederer Cuvees are Estate grown with the exception of Brut Premier which is 60% estate fruit and 40% fruit sourced from long-term contracted growers. Louis Roederer farm 65 Ha of their Domaine vineyards under a biodynamic and organic regime as part of what Chef de Cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon says is a work in progress. In 2012 Louis Roederer became the largest biodynamic producer in Champagne.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    2011 was a 'chardonnay year', in the sense that no Cristal and no regular Vintage Brut were made because the pinot noir failed. This is a very fine, tight, singular blanc de blancs with wonderful palate harmony and a clean, refreshing finish. It finishes very dry but also soft and supple. (Based on the grand cru Avize. 18% wood matured. Dosage 9 grams/litre)

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    2011 was a 'chardonnay year', in the sense that no Cristal and no regular Vintage Brut were made because the pinot noir failed. This is a very fine, tight, singular blanc de blancs with wonderful palate harmony and a clean, refreshing finish. It finishes very dry but also soft and supple. (Based on the grand cru Avize. 18% wood matured. Dosage 9 grams/litre)

    94 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    Four plots in Avize, a village that delivers strong character in blanc de blancs, picked later and riper. The delicate lemons and fine, chalky minerals here are impressive. Mouth-filling, vinous flesh with yellow-grapefruit and nectarine flavors. Super long, fresh and focused mineral finish. Drink or hold.

    93 POINTS

    STEPHEN REINHARDT - WINE ADVOCATE


    From a difficult year (no Cristal, no Vintage) with a wet summer and a harvest already in August (like 2017 and most probably also 2018), Roederer's soon-to-be-released 2011 Blanc de Blancs offers a clear, bright, fresh and very delicate and floral bouquet with almond, hazelnut and nougat aromas. Sourced entirely in Avize (toward Cramant in the north and Oger in the south), where "Chardonnay behaved quite well that year," as Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon put it. He noted that the 2011 Blanc de Blancs comes along "like a Crémant from the Loire Valley rather than a Champagne from the Côte des Blancs" due to its low pressure. Thirty percent of the cuvée was fermented in oak (in 2017, it's 32%) to give a more rich and round style of Blanc de Blancs since the characteristic salinity comes in the finish anyway. "We like texture! That's why we pick very ripe grapes at 11% alcohol. We don't chaptalize, and—since 1930—we don't need malolactic fermentation here. We just reduce the pressure to ensure a fuller, richer flow of bubbles." In fact, the 2011 is deliciously rich and charming but also pure, highly delicate (if not tender) and lifted by an airy freshness. The finish is pure and salty and underlines the great elegance, finesse and supple lightness of the 2011. To tell you the truth, this is a damn good 2011! Disgorged in January 2018; tasted May 2018.

    93 POINTS

    WILLIAM KELLEY - WINE ADVOCATE


    Roederer's 2011 Blanc de Blancs is showing brilliantly and no doubt reflects Lecaillon's decision to be extremely selective, taking fruit only from four particularly successful plots in Avize. Offering up aromas of crisp yellow apple, blanched almonds, white flowers and nougat, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and enveloping, with a ripe but racy core of fruit that's complemented by a delicate, low-pressure mousse, concluding with an elegantly precise finish. This may not make especially old bones in the cellar, but this elegant, charming Blanc de Blancs is drinking beautifully today.