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Regular price $69.99

Collection Champagne NV
Louis Roederer


Collection 243 (2018 base) 93VM/92WA

$65.99 on 3+ bottles (code 3saves4)

$69.99 reg

*compare to Krug Grand Cuvee $200+
Recent Krug Grand Cuvee Scores
171st edition: 94WA - $215 US low
170th edition: 95WA - $200 US low

93 pts Vinous Galloni (Collection 243)
The NV Collection 243 is bright, punchy and wonderfully effusive, the 243 really shows the more vibrant style Roederer is going for with their new entry-level NV bottling. Citrus peel white, flowers, mint, slate and a host of saline notes build nicely. This is impressive, to say the least. Dosage is 8 grams per liter.
Cristal and Cristal Rosé remain the flagships at Roederer, but it would be a serious mistake to look past the rest of the range. Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and his team have engineered a remarkable transformation at Roederer over the last two decades, starting with a strong push into sustainable and biodynamic farming and then into an expanded range of offerings that is increasingly hard to keep up with. The new Collection (formerly Brut Premier) is terrific and shows a new emphasis on vibrancy for this Champagne. 

92 pts Kelley - Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Collection 243)
Based on the 2018 vintage and complemented by reserve wines from a solera established in 2012, as well as younger foudre-aged reserve wines, Roederer's newly released NV Brut Collection 243 is a pillowy, enveloping Champagne evocative of crisp stone fruits, honeycomb, white flowers and buttery pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and generous, with an ample core of fruit, bright acids and a saline finish, it will offer demonstrative drinking on release.


Collection 243 represents the Champagne House's 243rd blend since its foundation. It is crafted from the following:
  • 31% Perpetual Reserve
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017
  • 10% oak-aged reserve wines
    • 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 59% of the finest wines from the 2018 harvest.
  • 42% Chardonnay 40% Pinot noir 18% Meunier
  • Dosage 8g/L
  • Malolactic Fermentation: 26%
Aged between 3 and 4 years in our cellars, Collection is a deep and nuanced champagne that can be enjoyed now or with a few years of cellar-aging to further hone its complexity and draw out the unique characteristics of each blend. This epicurean champagne is Louis Roederer's great multi-vintage champagne, its most respected flagship wine.

Bright, golden hue with shimmering highlights. Fine, lively mousse with lingering threads of bubbles. The bouquet is open and rich yet also wonderfully fresh. It offers an explosion of ripe, delicate fruit with intense notes of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum) from the Pinot noir complemented by sweet citrus fruits (lemon meringue pie) and delicate notes of white flowers (jasmine) from the Chardonnay. The nose opens up to reveal autolytic characters and evolves towards smoky, roasted notes and freshly baked pastries. The palate is deep and dense with a big, well-structured backbone. The texture is simply mesmerising with its fleshy mouthfeel from the Pinot noir that coats the palate before giving way to an incredible saline freshness with a pleasant hint of bitterness. This wine combines the strength, intensity and power of the delectably ripe Pinot noirs which are balanced to perfection by the chalky freshness and density from the Chardonnay which forms the majority of the blend. Collection has all its warmth and generosity thanks to the perfect ripeness of the fruit harvested in the 2018 vintage, yet it is the freshness, energy and complexity of the 'Réserve Perpétuelle' created in 2012, as well as the texture imparted by the oak ageing, that extend and elongate the wines' body resulting in unrivalled finesse and persistence.

1/3 "La Rivière" vineyards
1/3 "La Montagne" vineyards
1/3 "La Côte" vineyards
Grapes grown on Louis Roederer's own estates are complemented by grapes from our partner winegrowers plots selected from the "Heart of the Terroir", none of which see any herbicides or artificial treatments.
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