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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2004
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2004
(search item no. 103200)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1994 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Brut emerges from the glass with attractive layers of fruit that come together in a gorgeous expression of perfumed fruit. This silky, textured and totally finessed Champagne is another impeccable wine from Roederer. The 2004 growing season was long and yields were higher than normal, yet Roederer has achieved a wonderful balance in this wine. The 2004 Brut was made from the estate's north-facing vineyards and 40% of the wine was aged in oak.
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About Louis Roederer:

Uncompromising Quality
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle and renamed the company under his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to their philosophy of uncompromising quality. Today, the company is under the helm of Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frédéric who continue to place quality before quantity.

First-Rate Vineyards
Champagne Louis Roederer is one of the only French champagne producers to own nearly 75 percent of the grapes in the most desirable vineyards in the Champagne. The property is located on 450 acres in the finest villages of Montagne de Reims, Côtes des Blancs, and Valleé de la Marne. Each region is selected to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the elegance needed for perfectly balanced champagne. The Louis Roederer vineyards rate an average 98 percent based on France’s statutory 100-point classification scale.

The reserve wine is then tasted and graded by a team of Roederer specialists. They choose as many as 40 different wines from several lots for the blend. For the final touch, the wine is then added in order to enhance the cuvee and guarantee consistency while retaining the champagne's characteristics.