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Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut 2004 LD

Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut 2004 LD

L'Ermitage, Roederer Estate's special Tête de Cuvée, is a supremely Californian sparkling wine made only in exceptional years from pre-selected, Estate-grown grapes from our vineyards. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, Roederer Estate produces its sparkling wines in the traditional French method and adds special oak-aged reserve wines to each blend. L'Ermitage debuted with the 1989 vintage.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Blend
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Profile
Ratings
Wine Enthusiast 97 Points. This is an exquisite sparkling wine made from 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir, concocted into a special blend and aged for almost six years in oak cask. After disgorgement it was given another five months to sit in bottle before release. It has such freshness on the palate, such enviable acidity, that it's hard to believe the grapes were picked so long ago. Crisp apple dominates, with just a trace of yeastiness on the nose and palate. This is a delicious wine. VIRGINIE BOONE
Winemaker Notes
Disgorged January 2020 and after nearly 15 years on the yeast (178 months to be precise), the wine expresses the full range of aromatics that is typical of a Late Disgorged ”méthode traditionnelle” sparkling wine: the pressure is low at opening, a reminder of its age and ensuing slow loss of carbonation. It makes for a very gentle and delicate effervescence on the tongue. Aromas of brioche then flint welcome you. The first sip reveals a bright and wrapped acid and quince jam aromatics. Mushroom, clove and anis seed follow. As the wine warms up in your glass you have more aromatics of caramelized crust and honey developing. It is a salivating experience as the acid core of the wine lingers and keep the wine vibrant.
Production
96 Cases produced