Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne is the epitome of class and elegance from the house of Roederer. A super limited and hard to find top echelon Champagne, Cristal is a 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay blend that was harvested in near perfect conditions. The resulting wine is a blend of vineyards from the finest vineyards of Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.
The sine qua non of Champagne from the greatest vintage of the 21st century thus far, the best since 1990 to be more precise! Balance and power, potential and depth, a very very fine Cristal. Precise, silky, balanced and harmonious with a powerful, rich body, great purity and an incredible ability to age.
Perfect with scallops, caviar with citrus, half smoked salmon, lobster, oyster tartare chipolatas with chives or marinated raw fish.
What the critics have to say:
100 points Wine & Spirits
"If a wine could ever make you want to pull the top down on your '68 Ferrari convertible, rip off the rearview mirror and take off, this is it. It has a different kind of energy than the '02 Cristal Rosé, which is more ethereal, like strawberries at the right hand of some ancient Gallic god. This is more insolent, brash, earth bound. All the scents and flavours seem to emanate from limestone, as does the acidity, which hits at the front of the mouth and powers through the wine with the kind of solar energy that lifts mist off the white chalk on a cool morning in Cramant. The wine goes on for miles. It's already irresistable, and will only improve with ten, 20, 30 and 40 years of age." (12/ 2009)
98 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is an exceptional wine, as is the vintage. The fruits - grapefruit, crisp red apple - balance with a fine yeasty character. There is a great depth of flavor, the fruits going in a pure line of freshness. The one problem is that it is much too young, the result of the demand from the market for the next vintage. Age this wine for at least four years." (12/ 2008)
Product Code : 60107