Louis Roederer - Collection 243 Brut Champagne [with gift box] NV (750ml)


Price: $59.00

#14 Jeb Dunnuck Top 100 of 2022

Producer Louis Roederer
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Chardonnay
Sku 5370
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 94 Points

Dried-lemon apricot green-apple salted-almond walnut and light caramel notes. Vinous and layered with small and tight bubbles. Excellent focus and intensity. Based on

Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points

The NV Champagne Collection 243 Brut is the third release and is based on the 2018 vintage, with the addition of 30% of the perpetual reserve started in 2012 and 10% reserve wine that has been aged in oak. It is ripe and balanced, with yellow flowers, honeycomb, and plum, and it has elegant concentration and underlying tension, precise mousse, and rich salinity, with lingering notes of croissant and delicate smoke. This will be an exciting wine in the range to follow. Drink 2022-2037.

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

A vibrant Champagne that's fine and creamy on the palate almost plush but bright and well-balanced throughout. Reveals a chalky base note that underscores layers of ripe pear and nectarine fruit mandarin orange peel oyster shell and chamomile. Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Meunier. Drink now. 40000 cases imported.

Wine Advocate: 92 Points

Based on the 2018 vintage and complemented by reserve wines from a solera established in 2012 as well as younger foudre-aged reserve wines Roederer's newly released NV Brut Collection 243 is a pillowy enveloping Champagne evocative of crisp stone fruits honeycomb white flowers and buttery pastry. Medium to full-bodied fleshy and generous with an ample core of fruit bright acids and a saline finish it will offer demonstrative drinking on release.