2007 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne (1.5L)
Wine & Spirits
The impact of this rosé’s freshness is immediate in the color, a light, copper-tinged pink refinement. What challenges the vintage may have presented come across in a little coarseness to the fragrant woodland strawberry flavor, or the massive streak of acidity that will appeal most to geeks who realize the extremity of the structure makes this an unbeatable match for a soupe de poisson, or the pink flesh of grilled langoustines.
*Top 100 Wines of 2012* A structured, crisp and mineral-driven wine, this merely hints at raspberry flavors but is dedicated to a steely character. That suggests youth, and the wine, with its tense texture, could well age over several more years. For now, this is an impressive wine that demands pairing with food.
Finely knit, with a delicate bead and racy acidity framing subtle flavors of ripe cherry, spiced plum and pink grapefruit zest, with hints of brioche and date. This is very focused, yet elegant, with a minerally finish. Drink now through 2027.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Roederer’s 2007 Brut Vintage Rose is surprisingly fruit driven and forward in this vintage, despite its mid-weight, gracious personality. The 2007 doesn’t have as much complexity or finesse as the best Roederer Champagnes, but it makes up for that with layers of rich, creamy fruit and a totally inviting finish. With time in the glass, the 2007 turns increasingly more delicate, but ultimately it remains a wine to enjoy young for its exceptional balance and sheer deliciousness. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(L036010C101107): Light orange-pink. Bright, energetic aromas of candied red fruits, orange zest and buttered toast, with a suave floral nuance gaining strength with air. Juicy, precise raspberry and cherry flavors show a light touch and are given spine by tangy acidity. Closes zesty and long, with lingering floral and spice notes.