2010 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

SKU #1299748 94 points James Suckling

 Reminiscent of a great Puligny with bubbles! A selection of four early ripening parcels from Avize. Very expressive flesh and weight, followed by an assertive core of deep set fruit. Toasty hazelnuts and autolysis warmth across lemon, grapefruit and nectarine. The palate has a smooth, playfully tart yet ripe feel. A very seductive, caressing finish. Drink now.  (10/2017)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This latest Blanc de Blancs vintage from Roederer is well poised and balanced, already offering a hint of toast, while the minerality is prominent. It is in a dry style, relying on the ripe fruit to soften the impact of the acidity. A beautiful wine, ready to drink. (RV)  (12/2016)

93 points Wine & Spirits

 This Chardonnay is almost pink in its bold, peachy roundness of flavor, its juicy pear and golden-apple freshness deepened by a hint of peach-pit savor. Its delicate honeysuckle and saffron notes, scents of lemon pith and raw almond build into the finish, which one panelist described as tasting 'like an amazing almond pastry.' Roederer’s 2010s have stamina and length; this Blanc de Blancs continues to integrate with bottle age.  (12/2017)

92 points John Gilman

 The 2010 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blanc Brut Vintage is a lovely example of its year. Twenty percent of the vins clairs were barrel-fermented this year, with the wines not undergoing malolactic fermentation. After bottling, the wine spent five years aging sur latte prior to disgorgement and a finishing dosage of nine grams per liter, with the pressure in the bottle a bit lower than the other vintage-dated wines from the maison. The bouquet of the 2010 delivers a very refined aromatic constellation of apple, a touch of tangerine, fresh-baked bread, complex, limestone soil tones, a touch of almond, white flowers and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good core, fine focus and grip, frothy mousse and a very long, brisk and well-balanced finish. At age seven, this is just starting to blossom, but I would suggest tucking it away for another three or four years in the cellar and allow its secondary layers of complexity to emerge. (Drink between 2020-2045) 92+  (5/2017)

92 points Vinous

 An overachiever in this range, the 2010 Brut Blanc de Blancs is terrific. Green apple, mint, white flowers and mineral-driven notes give the 2010 freshness vivacity and lift. The Blanc de Blancs is one of the hidden gems in the Roederer lineup and does not seem to get much attention. That is a shame, as it is a first class wine all the way. (AG)  (12/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A mouthwatering Champagne that's well-meshed and elegant, setting expressive notes of golden raisin, pineapple pâte de fruit, slivered almond and pickled ginger on a finely detailed, satiny texture. Smoky finish. Drink now through 2026. (AN)  (12/2016)

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Staff Image By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2018 | Send Email
This spectacular blanc de blanc comes from a mix of cool and warm parcels. The combination is outstanding. There is a luscious richness and incredible focus at the same time. The flavors range from an incredible mix of crisp green apples and ripe stone fruits and freshly baked brioche. All vintage products from Roederer are estate grown and given the greatest amount of care and attention. If you can't quite afford to shell out for the 2008 Cristal, or maybe you just need a wine for a slightly more casual celebration (or Tuesday night sushi, perhaps?), this is a no brainer. A value play for Roederer if there ever was one!
Top Value!

Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2018 | Send Email
Roederer's vintage Blanc de Blanc represents by far the smallest bottling the house produces. Made entirely from estate grown fruit, from two Grand Cru villages - Avize and Chouilly - this is pretty magic stuff. The nose starts off super fresh and focused with lots of white flowers and citrus notes. On the palate the wine expands with caramelized apple tart, almond paste and saline minerals. Driving acidity and beautiful length on the palate. A very strong showing from Roederer at a fraction of the price compared to the iconic Cristal.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2018 | Send Email
The nose of this wine shows delicate hints of white flowers followed by a touch of brioche like complexity, intriguingly delicate aromatics for a fairly ripe vintage. On the palate the wine has incredible acidity giving its center the focus of the wine while the brioche flavors expand and show hints of bergamot and white flowers. The finish is incredibly long and nuanced and shows this wine is just an infant. The wine has very good weight but the acidity gives the wine a really dry character. I’d suggest a couple of years in the cellar or if you’re anxious now try some fresh oysters.
Drink from 2018 to 2025

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2018 | Send Email
This is surprisingly exotic Champagne, with plenty of white fruit, and even some candied ginger on the very open nose. It is also very toasty and generous, with plenty of the yeasty, baguette quality that so many Champagne lovers can’t get enough of. The color is silvery and the wine has the minerality and steely cut to match. This vintage is composed of all estate grown, grand cru fruit and is given slightly less liquer de tirage at bottling and so has slightly lower pressure than most Champagne. One can usually expect Champagne to be six atmospheres, while this is between 4.5 and 5… But I can’t say I noticed less bubbles. In fact, this had the precise, tiny bead that one would expect from the people who bring us Cristal! Don’t let this great bottle slip by you just because it isn’t from a famous vintage. I found it to be very intriguing and delicious Champagne, and a worthy follow up to the 2008 and 2009. It drinks very well now, but I expect it should keep until 2030 without any problem at all.
Drink from 2018 to 2030

Staff Image By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/5/2017 | Send Email
Biodynamically farmed and sourced from the celebrated Grand Cru Chardonnay villages of Avize and Cramant, this focused Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling powerhouse from a great vintage. Bottled at a slightly lower pressure than most Champagne, Roederer’s 2010 release has more delicate bubbles and a subtly coating mouthfeel through the palate. It was dosed at 9g/L and feels like it, with heady golden fruit and supple texture, but still shows all the bright acid and coveted chalkiness of a killer high-end Brut Champagne.

Staff Image By: Muriel Sarik | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/14/2017 | Send Email
I was very impressed with this young blanc de blancs from Roederer. The nose reminds me of yellow flowers because there is a richness to the floral aromas, yet very fresh. The same continues in the mouth, a rich, thin caramel-like texture with good acid and lots of crispness throughout.

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Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose.