Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2005

Vintage from Champagne, France

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Item No. 113895
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WE95
  • RP91
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1993
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Iridescent yellow color with slightly amber highlights. Lively bubbles, with a creamy flow. An intense bouquet developing spicy and sweet aromas (cedar, cigar box) combined with juicy ripe fruit (yellow peach) and chocolaty hints. Almost overwhelmingly, the nose reveals all the riches of roasted fruit, concentrated and browned in the sun of 2005. The mouth is round and gentle, both rich and dense, with an unctuous, fruity texture. The ripeness of the fruit is clear; syrupy and penetrating. You find yourself suddenly transported to superb gardens, strolling amid a riot of scented flowers, divinely refreshed by firm, strong, mineral acidity. This 2005 Vintage Brut, with its perfect balance between concentration and freshness, softness and minerality, displays quite rare elegance and raciness, accompanied by a very long-lasting finish -- promising fine years of aging.

Critical Acclaim

"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.
Cellar Selection"
95 Points

"The 2005 Brut Vintage blossoms on the palate with layers of deep, expressive fruit. The weight of of the Pinot comes through loud and clear in this rich, textured Champagne. Ripe red berries, pears, hazelnuts and spices are some of the nuances that are layered into the rich, textured finish. This is another fabulous showing from Roederer. The 2005 Brut is 70% Pinot Noir from Verzenay and 30% Chardonnay from Avize. Approximately 50% of the wine was fermented in oak, and the malo was blocked. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. "
91 Points

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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...

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Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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