This Champagne is a masterpiece from Louis Roederer. The bubbles are fine and lively, creating a beautiful display in the glass. The aroma is rich and fresh, bursting with ripe, delicate fruit. You can smell the yellow fruit (mirabelle plum) from the Pinot noir and the sweet citrus fruits (lemon meringue pie) and white flowers (jasmine) from the Chardonnay. The aroma also reveals hints of smoky, roasted notes and freshly baked pastries. The taste is deep and dense, with a big, well-structured backbone. The texture is amazing, with a fleshy mouthfeel from the Pinot noir that coats the palate before giving way to an incredible saline freshness with a pleasant hint of bitterness.