Happy New Year (again)!

Alternative title: I love Roederer. I really do. We first were introduced to Roederer in August of 2006 while out in Sonoma. The inn keeper suggested we stop at Roederer on our way up to Bodega Bay, and I am very glad we did. While there we picked up several lovely sparklers, including my perennial favorite, the 1999 L’Ermitage Brut. Sadly, I have trouble finding that one any more, but I still pick up a bottle of Roederer when we are in a fancier sparkling wine mood.

With that in mind, I scooped up this bottle of Roederer 25th Anniversary Brut the second I saw it on the shelf at The Winery in Old Town Alexandria, thinking it would be perfect for New Year’s Eve. It cost me $23.99 minus a 10% case discount and had a traditional sparkling wine closure. We drank it out of the stemless Champagne flutes my Dad received for Christmas!

On the nose the wine was toasty and nutty. I also found aromas of apples and lemons. In the mouth, the apples and toasty notes dominated the flavor. The wine was tangy and dry, and very crisp in the mouth. The bubbles were tiny in the glass and there were tons of them.

Absolutely a great wine to ring in the New Year with and one I would get again, easily.

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4 Responses

  1. hey Megan
    Sounds yummy, and tomorrow is the Chinese New Year so at least you were close to one New Years celebration.

    see ya
    John

  2. Well that is true…but we drank this one over a month ago! :)

  3. Finally reading this now. So this anniversary edition is different than the Brut non-vintage I guess. Are you able to compare the two? I noticed that it’s on sale in Ontario but not Quebec. :(

    The Brut I think is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, not sure of the method… but it is very citrus in its profile if I remember correctly.

    Stemless flutes. New to me!

  4. Marcus- Not sure I’ve ever had the regular NV Brut. I’ll be heading up to Roederer in a few weeks and will try to do a comparison.

    They were new to me too, my Dad got them for Christmas!

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