2010 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne SKU #1299748


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  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    There's a reason why Roederer sits at the top of the heap. They're always pushing towards organic farming even with their contract growers, strict fruit selection and purity in the expression of all wines at each level. The 2010 Blanc de Blancs epitomizes all those things. It is pure, precise and complex. Sultry pear, subtle white flower notes and brown butter emerge from the glass. The palate is sleek and defined with a tight mousse and a long mineral driven finish. This is a serious wine that may strangely go overlooked because it doesn't have the cache of the higher-end Cristal or the nerd factor of a grower-producer Champagne. That would be a terrible mistake. Worthwhile for collectors to put a few bottles down but appealing for anyone wanting that next level Champagne experience.
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    K&L Staff Member
    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!
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    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.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    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
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    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
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    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.
  • Muriel Sarik
    By: Muriel Sarik
    K&L Staff Member
    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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