Louis Roederer Carte Blanche

  • v91
  • we89
  • ws88
Louis Roederer Carte Blanche
$43.00
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$34.00

SKU RoeCBNV

750ml

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Carte Blanche is slightly sweet, smooth and creamy; an ideal dessert wine. A sugar dosage gives the wine a pleasant sweetness without masking its complexity and elegance. The color is pale golden. The inclusion of oak-aged reserve wines from four to 10 years is more apparent than in the "Brut" quality champagnes. The reserve wines give complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes.
Category White Wine
Varietals
Region France, Champagne
Brand Louis Roederer
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • v91

Vinous(55% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier; roughly 17 g/l dosage; L037104A104163): Light yellow-gold. Ripe pear and peach nectar aromas are lifted and sharpened by Meyer lemon and ginger. Fleshy, broad and gently sweet, offering intense poached pear and lemon curd flavors complicated by sweet butter and honey nuances. This rich Champagne's sweetness is nicely buffered by juicy acidity and a subtle chalkiness that carries through the long, toasty finish.

Josh Raynolds, January 2015
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastDespite its description as "extra dry," this is in fact sweeter than a brut. This is fresh and fruity, with an attractive apple-purée flavor, balanced by crisp acidity and a light, bright finish.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2012
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorAn off-dry style, with a frothy mousse giving ample texture to the honey and grapefruit flavors. The acidity peeks in on the finish. Drink now. 900 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, December 15, 2008