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Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 2009

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*96+ pts, Vinous - Antonio Galloni* The jewel of the House of Louis Roederer, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity. Cristal is made according to the strictest criteria, based on a drastic process of selection applying to the vintage, the cru, the village, the grapes and finally the wines. A favourite of the rich and famous, this champagne is a beautiful yellow in colour with burnished gold reflections. It has an intense nose of white flowers, citrus and red berries, followed by warmers notes of toast and wood. The bite in the mouth is full and creamy, revealing an incredible concentration of juicy fruits: yellow peach, apricot, mango and others, with a dense fleshy structure and a powerful finish. Aged an average of 5 years on lees. "Rich, radiant and totally seductive, the 2009 Cristal possesses remarkable depth and striking purity. I have often felt that Cristal is released too young, but that is not at all the case with the 2009, a Champagne that is absolutely glorious today...The finished wine is every bit as alluring as those early tasting suggested it would be.The 2009 is a superb Cristal" - 96+ pts, Vinous - Antonio Galloni

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

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*96+ pts, Vinous - Antonio Galloni* The jewel of the House of Louis Roederer, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity. Cristal is made according to the strictest criteria, based on a drastic process of selection applying to the vintage, the cru, the village, the grapes and finally the wines. A favourite of the rich and famous, this champagne is a beautiful yellow in colour with burnished gold reflections. It has an intense nose of white flowers, citrus and red berries, followed by warmers notes of toast and wood. The bite in the mouth is full and creamy, revealing an incredible concentration of juicy fruits: yellow peach, apricot, mango and others, with a dense fleshy structure and a powerful finish. Aged an average of 5 years on lees. "Rich, radiant and totally seductive, the 2009 Cristal possesses remarkable depth and striking purity. I have often felt that Cristal is released too young, but that is not at all the case with the 2009, a Champagne that is absolutely glorious today...The finished wine is every bit as alluring as those early tasting suggested it would be.The 2009 is a superb Cristal" - 96+ pts, Vinous - Antonio Galloni

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