Best Champagne of 2017: Louis Roederer.
I should be a wine expert or sommelier by now. I’ve taken lots of classes ranging from “Hi, my name is Diane and I like red wine” to an introduction to wine class at UCLA that had me taking more notes than Sean Spicer in a cabinet meeting. I should be but I’m not.
What I do know is that my favorite wine is champagne because it goes with everything and, despite popular belief, you don’t need a special occasion to indulge. And at the risk of being called a wine snob, I’ll say it: I like my champagne from France. It’s like if I’m going to get a Hermes Birkin bag like those Beverly Hills housewives have (ahem, Kyle Richards!), I want it made in Italy. If I’m going to have champagne, I want the real deal from the Champagne Region.
If you share those beliefs you may want to take a chance on my favorite bubbly from 2017: Louis Roederer Vintage 2009. If you need more assurance, the official tasting notes from cellar master Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon may entice you to sample these bubbles …
2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.
If you try it, tell me how you like it on Twitter @DeathbedFood. Cheers!