Cristal, Brut
Louis Roederer

Cristal, Brut


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2008
6x75cl
DP
£2,179.22

Broking
Broking
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2002
6x75cl
DP
£2,215.22

2002
6x75cl
DP
£2,227.22

2002
6x75cl
DP
£2,359.22

2006
6x75cl
DP
£1,363.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,699.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,699.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,759.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,219.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,363.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,411.22

2013
6x75cl
DP
£1,327.22


Louis Roederer, Cristal, Brut

2002
2006
2008
2012
2013

Tasting Notes


ABV:
12 %

Notes

Roederer’s 2002 Cristal is still in its infant, fresh stage. Subtle notes of pears, flowers, spices, mint, minerals and oak are woven into a cashmere-like frame of extraordinary grace and elegance. This beautifully-sculpted Champagne possesses notable clarity but with the additional depth of fruit that is characteristic of this vintage. It is a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level. In 2002, Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay with 10 grams of dosage. 20% of the wine was fermented in oak. This is Lot : L030351A107809. This bottle was disgorged in June 28th, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2032. 96+/100. - erobertparker.com

Critics score


Score:
100

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
07/2022

Notes
Roederer’s 2002 Cristal, from magnum, is just off the charts. What else is there to say? The magnum format is so well-suited to Champagne. As opposed to still wines, which are just aged in glass, for Champagne, the secondary fermentation takes place in the glass. I am convinced that is a major part of what makes Champagne from magnum (or larger) often so compelling. The texture, breadth and overall pedigree here is just remarkable, with layers of apricot, spice, dried flowers and citrus confit that continue to build over time. The 2002 is neither old nor young; it is quite simply eternal. What a great way to start the night. Wow!

specifications

country:
France

region:
Champagne

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Allergen Information:
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Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer

When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the aesthete and entrepreneur Louis Roederer took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste. In the mid-nineteenth century, Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards—an approach that contrasted sharply with contemporary practices. While other Houses bought their grapes, Louis Roederer nurtured his vineyards, familiarized himself with the specific characteristics of each parcel, and methodically acquired the finest land. Louis Roederer’s guiding principle was that all great wine depends on the quality of the soil, a passion for tradition, and an astute vision of the future; the fame and reputation of the House of Louis Roederer was firmly established.

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