Roederer Estate L\'Ermitage Brut 2002
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Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut 2002
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Category: Sparkling Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Region: California » North Coast » Anderson Valley
Producer: Roederer Estate
Alcohol: 12.0%
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Fine tiny bubbles and a long lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L'Ermitage cuvée. This cuvée from the palindromic vintage 2002 is showing great notes of "tarte tatin": baked apples and buttery crust, with notes of apricot and delicate vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is creamy, expresses flavors of quince, and bread crust with a clean and crisp yet long finish.

Wine Enthusiast

Compared to Roederer's current nonvintage bubblies, this one's tight and not as likeable. It has an almost rustic scoury feeling. But it's very rich in cherries, raspberries, white peaches and yeasty, leesy influences, and probably needs time in the bottle. Try after 2010.

Score: 91. —Steve Heimoff, December 31, 2008.

Wine Spectator

Sleek and complex, with lovely aromas of green apple, loam and warm cinnamon rolls. The flavors show pinpoint focus, yet are nicely layered, with baked apple, lime and toasty spice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2013.

Score: 91. —Tim Fish, November 30, 2008.

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