Cristal Rosé 2000
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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