94pts Wine Enthusiast
Pommery's prestige Champagne is named after one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century who took over when her husband, Alexandre Pommery, died. It is a rich, mature wine, with toast and almond flavors as much as fruit. Full of mineral Chardonnay (60% of the blend), this ripe wine is very ready to drink.
93pts Wine Spectator
Bright and minerally, featuring smoke and pastry dough notes layered with lemon curd and pureed black currant details, riding the lively bead. Offers a creamy finish, with a lightly floral overtone. Drink now through 2024.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Brut Cuvée Louise offers up delicate aromas of honeyed orchard fruit, flowers and caramel, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's crisp and incisive, with a tight-knit core, a pinpoint mousse and a moderately persistent finish. While the wine needs a little bottle age to open up, I was hoping for more concentration and mid-palate presence. Rating: 90+
The Cuvee Louise 2004 is an elegant yellow with subtle green touches. On the nose, it is rich and balanced, offering notes of biscuit. The first sip is an extension of the nose, enhancing olfactory sensations with all notes in perfect harmony. Vivid flavors of hazelnut butter and almond paste greet the palate.
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