Louis Roederer

Starck Brut Nature Champagne Blend

9.359 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Ron R
8.8

Pure yeast notes on the nose. Bone dry on the palate. Calcium overload with crisp Granny Smiths. Not our style. The name suggests that this wine is close to nature, and it certainly is somewhat raw.

Pure yeast notes on the nose. Bone dry on the palate. Calcium overload with crisp Granny Smiths. Not our style. The name suggests that this wine is close to nature, and it certainly is somewhat raw.

Sep 7th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.4

The interplay of the radiance of the 2009 vintage, with the natural tension of Cumieres and the no dosage style works beautifully here. A stellar showing!

The interplay of the radiance of the 2009 vintage, with the natural tension of Cumieres and the no dosage style works beautifully here. A stellar showing!

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2018
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.7

Still one of the least gross champagnes going around

Still one of the least gross champagnes going around

Feb 10th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.4

IMO this is the hidden gem in the Roederer range. From vines in Cumieres. Super excited for the opportunity to help take Delectable to the next level with you!

IMO this is the hidden gem in the Roederer range. From vines in Cumieres. Super excited for the opportunity to help take Delectable to the next level with you!

Dec 9th, 2016
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.6

Much more approachable at release than the 2006. Terrific wine.

Much more approachable at release than the 2006. Terrific wine.

Oct 21st, 2016
Megan

Enjoying this more than I expected. Beautiful golden color. Gorgeous nose of roasted pear, caramel and brioche. Dry on the palate with round full body.

Enjoying this more than I expected. Beautiful golden color. Gorgeous nose of roasted pear, caramel and brioche. Dry on the palate with round full body.

Jun 20th, 2021
Pinotman /// Andreas

Plenty of body texture and depth. Slightly caramelized, hint of peach.

Plenty of body texture and depth. Slightly caramelized, hint of peach.

May 31st, 2021
Zack Hall

Nice wine. Apero!

Nice wine. Apero!

Apr 25th, 2021
Ned Gray Creed

W&S Top 100, my first time trying this beauty. Thanking you.

W&S Top 100, my first time trying this beauty. Thanking you.

Oct 14th, 2019
James Webb

A rare miscue. This was not good - too lemon forward with bracing acid and a cloying mid. It was slightly off bitter as well. The wine begs for dosage. I can see what they’re going for here but it’s far and away not my style. Leaving the Brut Nature to the hipsters...

A rare miscue. This was not good - too lemon forward with bracing acid and a cloying mid. It was slightly off bitter as well. The wine begs for dosage. I can see what they’re going for here but it’s far and away not my style. Leaving the Brut Nature to the hipsters...

Jul 3rd, 2019