93+ points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2013 L'Ermitage Brut is the current release of L'Ermitage and was disgorged in June of 2019. 2013 was the beginning of a long period of drought, and winemaker Arnaud Weyrich feels that it brings this vintage "concentration, phenolics and texture—this wine has body." The nose is open and inviting, golden apples mingling with toast, mushrooms, honey and crushed stone. The medium-bodied palate, with eight grams per liter dosage, has pure fruits tactfully accented by earthy, toasty notes. It's energetic but rounded, supported by a finely beaded mousse, and it finishes long and layered. Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2020)"
93 points Wine & Spirits: "L’Ermitage is a selection of the estate’s top fruit of the vintage. The 2013 is 52 percent chardonnay and 48 percent pinot noir, with four percent barrel-aged reserve wine from the 2011 vintage. It’s mouthwatering and dynamic, with layers of flavor, both fresh apple and more mature notes. An elegant, satisfying sparkler with dimension, it’s fit for a plateau de fruits de mer. (Oct 2020)"
93 points Connoisseurs' Guide: "Elements of toast and lemons and a faintly floral note merge nicely in the nose of this firmly constructed, complex and yet very lively wine, and its fine veneer of autolyzed yeast carries well into its explicitly autolyzed flavors. It very much adheres to its maker's bright, but eminently refined style, and, as usual, the signature crispness and minerally bent of this newest edition of L'Ermitage makes it a splendid starter as well as a very fine choice for uncorking with all sorts of lighter, yet flavorful seafoods running from the likes of seared scallops to fresh, cracked Dungeness crab. And, as we discovered after a long day at the tasting table, it can elevate something as simple as a basket of good fish and chips into a most memorable treat. (Dec 2020)"
92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2013 L’Ermitage bottling from Roederer Estate is composed of a cépages of fifty-two percent chardonnay and forty-eight percent pinot noir. It was disgorged in June of 2019 and finished with a dosage of nine grams per liter. The wine offers up a very refined bouquet of apple, lemon, bread dough, a fine base of soil, a touch of lavender and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, zesty and full-bodied, with a tightly-knit personality, a good core, refined mousse and impressive length and grip on the nascently complex finish. The L’Ermitage cuvée is built for aging and the 2013 version is going to cellar beautifully. It is approachable today, but still really a puppy, and I would tuck it away in a cool corner of the cellar for three to five years and really let it blossom. 2023-2045. (May/Jun 2020)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "Luscious and creamy, with succulent baked pear, caramelized nut and vibrant lemon flavors that take on richness and polish on the finish. Drink now through 2021. (10/31/20)"
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir|