49% Chardonnay, 51% Pinot Noir. Stainless steel with oak-aged reserve wines. No malo.
Notes as written blind from The Big Blind Bargain Bubble Tasting.
This is the most serious wine yet. Nothing off-kilter here. Lovely coffee-lined notes of clear, ripe grapefruit and some meatier Pinot notes with gentle autolysis. The palate is in another class to most of the wines here – silky, welded together, long with zest and smoke. Proper fizz! This can only really be the Roederer Estate. 17.5
Anderson valley, California. 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. This divided people a little – one drinker didn’t really like the slight pithy/yellow grapefruit finish. I wasn’t expecting it to be quite as good as it was actually. I thought it was superb and would buy it with no hesitation whatsoever at £25.
Vibrant, some Pinot in there. Roederer. Smells Roederer-y! A little doughy, dried apple and a touch of white peach. Some red fruits, flirting with some sense of salty creaminess too. This is so well-made and polished! Impressive, silky mousse. Not over-ripe, but the yellow grapefruit closes in to cut the palate where the acidity moves off centre stage. Accomplished
Date Tasted : 02/06/2019