#62 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2020
95pts Wilfred Wong
The 2014 Louis Roederer Champagne Rosé is an outstanding wine with tremendous staying power on the palate. This wine brings wild strawberry aromas and flavors front and center. Enjoy it with seafood salad dressed in a lemon vinaigrette. (Tasted: August 21, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
95pts Wine Enthusiast
The Roederer style has become drier as the fruit has become riper and this finely balanced Champagne is an excellent example. Taut and textured, with great freshness allied to the mineral and fruit tones, this wine just hints at tannins as it moves towards maturity. Drink from 2022.
94pts James Suckling
This has aromas of very fresh, sliced strawberry and spicy pastry with a nutty autolysis edge. Lots of complexity here. There’s a sleek smooth and layered feel on the palate with a fresh, fine texture that really appeals. Long and crisp. Bone-dry finish. Drink or hold.
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Wafting from the glass with notes of pear, raspberries and honeycomb, mingled with hints of white flowers and brioche, Roederer's 2014 Brut Vintage Rosé is medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, with fine concentration, brisk acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse. Long and penetrating, this is a fabulous cuvée that punches well above its weight, and it comes warmly recommended.
93pts Wine Spectator
Rapierlike acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for flavors of steeped peach and raspberry fruit, lemon pastry cream and Marcona almond in this harmonious rosé Champagne, which is racy and finely knit, with lovely hints of licorice, saline and orchard blossom riding the satiny mousse on the long finish. Disgorged summer 2019. Drink now through 2034.
The 2014 Louis Roederer Brut Rose Pink has a pink hue with attractive golden tints. Beautiful beads of soft, even bubbles. An intense, fresh and fruity bouquet, reminiscent of a tangy red fruit tart (wild strawberry, blueberry), slightly sweet yet underpinned by more concentrated, jammy and citrus notes. The aromatic complexity comes through after a few swirls in the glass giving us a medley of spice, warm cinnamon and peppers.Fleshy attack dominated by ripe, crunchy, plump red fruit that brings depth and creaminess. The fruity structure is gradually elongated by a chalky, mineral freshness that creates a lingering sensation of lightness and harmony on the finish.
Blend: 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay