2006 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1084683 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is an intense rosé, pushing forward the pink fruit flavors, the rich texture and red berry fruits. Dry, still youthful, it has considerable acidity and a complex and concentrated mélange of flavors. Age for 3-5 years.  (12/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Very harmonious, with the finely detailed texture and delicate acidity providing a crystalline frame for notes of dried cherry, wild strawberry, light biscuit, lemon zest and spice. This is all about subtlety and grace. Drink now through 2026.  (12/2011)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2006 Brut Rose is flat-out delicious. It boasts gorgeous inner perfume, striking fruit and exceptional overall balance. This is a hugely delicious wine that at once shows the delicate and more powerful sides of Rose Champagne, if that makes sense. The wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, but it also has more than enough richness to stand up to a range of foods. I loved it. The NV Brut Rose is 70% Pinor Noir from Cumieres and 30% Chardonnay. The Chardonnay was added to a saignee of Pinot Noir before fermentation. About 12% of the blend was fermented in oak, and the malolactic fermentation was entirely blocked. This is Lot # L034356G100383. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.  (11/2011)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (made from 66% pinot noir and 34% chardonnay; L03435661000385): Pale orange color. Aromas of redcurrant, orange zest and anise, with high-pitched spice and floral notes adding complexity. Taut and mineral-driven, with bright red fruit flavors and notes of bitter orange, anise and white pepper. Juicy acidity provides energy and lift to the long, spicy finish. I'd give this awfully young Champagne a little time to unwind. 91(+?)  (10/2011)

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