A great celebration of the fine 2004 vintage, this wine reveals both generosity and a steely resolve. It has a cool elegance as well, giving it a sense of refinement, while still preserving the Roederer richness. The tight acidity holds the wine together and promises long aging.
The purity of this wine is impressive. It has a straight line of mineral, flint and grapefruit running through it. Around this, there are layers of fresh apples, lime zest and a tight, taut structure. The one downside to what is a fine wine is that it, like many Roederer vintages, is too young. Give it 4–5 years.
A superbly rich and creamy wine, powered by ripe Pinot Noir, with elegance and élan. The wine is concentrated, powerful, packed with intense white fruit flavors and citrus. For aging.
Buttercream, soft caramel and toasted bread are backed by strawberry and cranberry on the nose and palate. This is well-balanced, with crisp acidity and smooth, lightweight mouthfeel. Exceptionally crafted to a state of simple elegance, this illustrates the meaning of aged rosé Champagne. A grand pour now that should hold its place for years to come.
In its famous clear bottle, this is one of the best known prestige cuvées, and also the oldest, made first in 1876 for the Russian Tsars.This most recent vintage is a very fine wine in a great tradition, revealing elegance, flavors of red fruits and impressive complexity from the blending. The aftertaste is extraordinary, going on seemingly into the distant horizon.
While 2000 was not a great vintage, Roederer manages to make a fine wine out of it: dry but ripe, crisp but also full-bodied, a pure line of green fruits open with a burst in the mouth. To finish, there are hints of things to come; age 5 years and more.
This is a crisp, high-wire-walking wine, just so poised. Its youthful red fruits, laced with citrus, taste so fresh, with a strawberry bite. At this stage, it is intensely enjoyable as young Champagne, but it does need to age for several years.
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.