2008 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne SKU #1199365


WE 95 W&S 94 RP 93
VN 93 WS 93
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K&L Notes

The most anticipated vintage, from one of the greatest Champagne producers! 92 Points from Josh Raynolds, writing for Vinous: "Light, bright gold. Vibrant, mineral-driven lemon and underripe pear on the nose, along with suggestions of honeysuckle, iodine, tarragon and toasted brioche. Gently leesy and creamy on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a suave touch of chamomile. Finishes bright and stony, with repeating floral and mineral notes." (12/2014)

Staff Reviews

  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    While Roederer is consistently great, their 2008 Brut is especially lively, and a beautiful treat that somehow manages to be both crowd-pleasing and exciting to more adventurous palates. This is a terroir-driven release, with a leafy green nose, crisp pear and crunchy stone fruit notes, bracing acid, creamier palate, and a biscuity quality thanks to some time maturing in oak. A ringer of a vintage helped nurture a bright, minerally profile, but there is complexity here that goes beyond the cleaner house style. This proved to be one of my favorites from a day where the team tasted literally dozens of incredible Champagnes.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    Roederer took full advantage of the superb conditions in 2008 to create a powerful, complex and elegant Brut Champagne. Made from 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, the acid is electrifying and powerful yet the richness of fruit cushions it perfectly, opening the palate to a bouquet of flavors like citrus, pear, honey and toasty goodness. A delicious take on a great vintage!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2008 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne, their “classic” vintage, comes from 23 acres of estate vineyard. It is composed of 70% Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru of Verzenay and 30% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru of Avize. This Champagne has nutty flavors aromas and flavors that remind me of the chestnuts that they sell on the street in Alba in the truffle season braced by chalky acidity that gives the wine the kind of length that I can feel all the way in the back of my head. This wine is going to be a legend--it tastes fantastic now, and should cellar for as long as you can keep your hands off of it. This is spectacular vintage Champagne, and will provide a generation of enjoyment. No doubt you will be able to laugh about what a good deal it was years from now… If you don’t drink it all this year!
    Drink from 2016 to 2048
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    Here's another beauty from the newest, most collectible vintage available. A blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay of 100% Grand Cru fruit. A very pretty floral nose of white flowers and stone fruits. Fleshy and full in the mouth with red fruit characteristics and lush cream. Excellent acidity! Lovely. A great, elegant effort from Roederer.
  • Cindy Westby
    By: Cindy Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    What do you get when you combine a classic Champagne house like Roederer, with an amazing vintage like 2008? A home run! Wonderful concentration with freshness and length for days. Definitely a worthy candidate for aging!


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