Replacing the Brut Premier, the ‘242’ refers to the fact that the youngest vintage in the blend, 2017, is the 242nd harvest for the Roederer house. Collection 242 is dominated by Chardonnay which was very high quality in 2017. With notes of ripe orchard fruits, baked apple pie and a long lingering finish it is perfect as an accompaniment with seafood in a rich sauce.
"Softly shimmering straw gold, green tints, with a delicate filigree dancing at will around the glass. The nose is gently authoritative; spring flowers garlanding stone fruit, a hint of hawthorn maybe, then lemongrass. The palate has encyclopaedic depth, the intricacies of the Perpetual Reserve weaving their early magic; almond, sloe, gingerbread and apples; the finish has a pleasing twist of bitterness, courtesy of the small percentage of oak-aged reserve wine. Maybe the dosage (8g/L) can come down even further, such is the engaging and subtle complexity harnessed elsewhere?" 92 points, Decanter
Louis Roederer Collection 242 Brut NV Champagne
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