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Cristal Rosé 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Berry Bros & Rudd review: The lavish 2000 Louis Roederer vintage is bursting with ripe fruit<br/>flavours and an elegant brioche personality. A blend of wines from only the<br/>finest Crus, this is luxuriously rich and full-bodied, and exceptionally<br/>sumptuous, vinuous Champagne that could easily replace a white Burgundy in food<br/>pairings.

Louis Roederer:
The distinctive qualities of each parcel are the result of great respect for nature. Louis Roederer’s philosophy is shared by Philippe Starck: both are engaged in a quest for authenticity.   The harvest from each parcel is pressed and vinified separately. Over the months, the wine is tasted and analysed by the oenologists; this provides them with an extensive aromatic palette t... Read more
The distinctive qualities of each parcel are the result of great respect for nature. Louis Roederer’s philosophy is shared by Philippe Starck: both are engaged in a quest for authenticity.   The harvest from each parcel is pressed and vinified separately. Over the months, the wine is tasted and analysed by the oenologists; this provides them with an extensive aromatic palette that gives them a rich choice and enables them to develop blends under the watchful eye of the Cellar Master, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon. This quest for authenticity matches Philippe Starck’s desire to collaborate on the development of a unique, finely tuned, and authentic cuvée. They decided to draw inspiration from river wines to create a straightforward, medium-dry, terroir-based champagne. Consequently, every measure was taken on the south-facing parcels of Pinot noir to nurture grapes that would attain great maturity, in order to obtain an excellent fruit that would require very minor corrective measures. Read less

External Reviews for Cristal Rosé

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A powerful Cristal, which has all the richness of the 1999 vintage. The aromas of white flowers and cocoa lead to a palate that is rich, intense, concentrated, but restrained. It is already drinkable, but should mature well.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Young, clean and restrained. Deep toasty notes well up with time in the glass, but the feeling is that this sparkler will really start to shine in five years. Complex and full-bodied, this venerable house has hit its grand mark once again.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Founded in 1776, Roederer took over in 1833 and began producing some of the world's finest champagne. Toast and vanilla are prevalent in this high class quaff.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The purity of this wine is impressive. It has a straight line of mineral, flint and grapefruit running through it. Around this, there are layers of fresh apples, lime zest and a tight, tout structure. The one downside to what is a fine wine is that it, lime many Roederer vintages, is too young. Give it 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Intriguing and complex, with enticing aromas of fig, butter and toast, backed by mouth-filling flavors of pear, cream and apple. Long on the finish, too. Gorgeous, refined and balanced. Drinkable now through 1997.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

One of the finest Champagnes I have ever brought to my lips, the 1999 Cristal bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple scents. Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors, and astoundingly long in the finish.


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: The lavish 2000 Louis Roederer vintage is bursting with ripe fruit<br/>flavours and an elegant brioche personality. A blend of wines from only the<br/>finest Crus, this is luxuriously rich and full-bodied, and exceptionally<br/>sumptuous, vinuous Champagne that could easily replace a white Burgundy in food<br/>pairings.

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