LOUIS ROEDERER - Blanc de Blancs 2003Fine Champagne
Brilliant yellow colour with subtle golden-green highlights and a constant stream of ultra-fine but remarkably persistent bubbles.
Rich, heady nose, opening with a refined, concentrated bouquet of crystallised citrus, followed by scents of white fruits (pears) roasted hazelnuts and cocoa.
The aromas are smooth and precise - beautifully judged with not a trace of heaviness.
The texture on the palate is fleshy, generous and silky-satisfyingly mouth-filling, with a creaminess punctuated by discreet effervescence.
Succulent flavours of nuts, ripe pears, caramel and tarte Tatin are perfectly balanced by the freshness and energy that come from natural fruit acidity.
The overall impression is of an impressively harmonious, subtle champagne.
Poised between finesse and vinous balance, Louis Roederer's Blanc de Blancs offers that subtle, refined expression characteristic of Chardonnay fruit from Grand Cru Champagne vineyards: fresh, creamy, precise and taut.