Pommery Brut Champagne Cuvée Louise 2004

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
JS 95
WE 94
AM 94
TCG 93
WS 93
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337976

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$114.95
750ml
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95 points James Suckling: "A very fine-textured Champagne with lovely density and finesse. The bubbles roll off the palate. Full body. Extremely creamy and flavorful. Shows wonderful finesse and a lovely, chalky, lemon-curd and brioche aftertaste. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

94 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "A fruity style, full of soft grapefruit, touches of citrus and apple. Under the fruit, there is a more yeasty character, adding richness. It could well be even better if aged for several years. Alcohol 12.5%. (Jul 2011)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound).

93 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(68% chardonnay from Cramant and Avize, 32% pinot noir from Aÿ; a blend of 51 plots; fermented at 18ºC to preserve freshness; 5g/L dosage). Louise is Pommery’s blend of the finest plots of its best vintages. When Thierry Gasco commenced at Pommery in 1992, he made a selection of the best 85 plots on the mid-slopes of Avize and Cramant for chardonnay, and Aÿ for pinot noir, which Clément Pierlot describes as the crus most closely linked to Pommery... Louise 2004 has been about for a few years now, and it upholds its youthful spirit of lemon freshness and the white peach, grapefruit, beurre bosc pear and golden delicious apple definition of ripe Avize and Cramant chardonnay, backed sensitively with the depth of Aÿ pinot noir. Bottle age has elevated layers of complexity reminiscent of honey, caramel and toast, layered with cream brûlée, gingernut biscuits and even toffee. A bright and energetic acid line accurately projects the character of the great 2004 season, charged with the fine, salty chalk minerality of Avize and Cramant. It’s just started to slip from its magnificent peak, with its firm and tense finish now beginning to show the first signs of drying out. (2020-2021)"

93 points 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. (12/15/16)"
95 points James Suckling: "A very fine-textured Champagne with lovely density and finesse. The bubbles roll off the palate. Full body. Extremely creamy and flavorful. Shows wonderful finesse and a lovely, chalky, lemon-curd and brioche aftertaste. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

94 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "A fruity style, full of soft grapefruit, touches of citrus and apple. Under the fruit, there is a more yeasty character, adding richness. It could well be even better if aged for several years. Alcohol 12.5%. (Jul 2011)"

94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound).

93 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(68% chardonnay from Cramant and Avize, 32% pinot noir from Aÿ; a blend of 51 plots; fermented at 18ºC to preserve freshness; 5g/L dosage). Louise is Pommery’s blend of the finest plots of its best vintages. When Thierry Gasco commenced at Pommery in 1992, he made a selection of the best 85 plots on the mid-slopes of Avize and Cramant for chardonnay, and Aÿ for pinot noir, which Clément Pierlot describes as the crus most closely linked to Pommery... Louise 2004 has been about for a few years now, and it upholds its youthful spirit of lemon freshness and the white peach, grapefruit, beurre bosc pear and golden delicious apple definition of ripe Avize and Cramant chardonnay, backed sensitively with the depth of Aÿ pinot noir. Bottle age has elevated layers of complexity reminiscent of honey, caramel and toast, layered with cream brûlée, gingernut biscuits and even toffee. A bright and energetic acid line accurately projects the character of the great 2004 season, charged with the fine, salty chalk minerality of Avize and Cramant. It’s just started to slip from its magnificent peak, with its firm and tense finish now beginning to show the first signs of drying out. (2020-2021)"

93 points 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. (12/15/16)"
Product SKU 337976
Producer Pommery
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut
Vintage 2004
Size 750ml
Color White
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