Louis Roederer Collection 242 Brut
42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir, 22% Pinot Meunier. Composed of 56% from 2017 vintage, with the rest from their perpetual reserve stretching back to 2009. Dosage 8 g/l.
Baked apple, rich dairy scent – like strong Parmesan – and light autolysis. Modern, polished and crunchy, with a very savoury finish. Almost austere, and I might prefer a bit more ripeness or flesh. You can’t fault the stylishness, however. (RH) Purple Page
“It was a desire for freedom, to take the quality of our multi-vintage blends to an even higher level, that prompted us to take a new course of action and to create Collection, a worthy successor to Brut Premier. Collection is a champagne that is vibrant and contemporary!”
Louis Roederer’s Collection 242 opens with notes of white fruit, citrus zest and acacia blossom, which are followed by a light touch of roasted hazelnuts, the hallmark of the Chardonnay. The long, very pure structure ends on a pleasing saline note. Collection’s freshness, precision and finesse make it an exceptionally approachable champagne, yet one that also evolves beautifully over time to reveal even more complex and precise flavours.
Aged between 3 and 4 years in our cellars, Collection is a deep and nuanced champagne that can be enjoyed now or with a few years of cellar-ageing to further hone its complexity and draw out the unique characteristics of each blend. This epicurean champagne is Louis Roederer’s great multi-vintage champagne, its most respected flagship wine.
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