2012 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Vintage MAGNUMS 150cl
Golden yellow with soft amber tints. Very bright and gentle sparkle visible throughout the wine. The subtle bouquet, on the first nose, opens out gradually to reveal spring-like notes of fresh citrus fruit (lemon tree rather than lemon fruit) combined with warm, almost smoky, mineral aromas, followed by notes of lightly toasted almonds, one of the signs of the ageing in oak foudres.
2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. Yet difficult conditions often leads to great things… The low yields, due to the vagaries of weather, combined with continental conditions towards the end of the season, gave us unusual