Cristal Louis Roederer 2005

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The iconic Roederer Champagne, Cristal’s latest release, brings a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness. It is full of apple flavor, and t... Read more

Every vintage can’t be 2002, or even 2004. Even so, this is pretty great, an open, airy, whip-smart delivery of Cristal’s spark, a wine of formidab... Read more

Vibrant and mouthwatering, this offers a range of patisserie pear and apple fruit, candied lemon zest, pastry dough and marzipan notes set on a fin... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The iconic Roederer Champagne, Cristal’s latest release, brings a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness. It is full of apple flavor, and the mousse is very fine and almost imperceptible. As so often with a beautifully blended wine like this, a few minutes breathing brings out extra complex flavors. It certainly should age over five years and more.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Every vintage can’t be 2002, or even 2004. Even so, this is pretty great, an open, airy, whip-smart delivery of Cristal’s spark, a wine of formidable delicacy. The undertow is there, drawing down a wave of spicy oak notes and heady crème caramel to reveal glints of limestone, the bright shimmer of acidity sustained by the cool rootedness in the soil. In 45 words of my notes on this wine, there’s not a single mention of fruit. Instead, they focus on brightness, subtlety, lusty juiciness, balance and mouthwatering complexity.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Vibrant and mouthwatering, this offers a range of patisserie pear and apple fruit, candied lemon zest, pastry dough and marzipan notes set on a finely detailed texture, which imparts a great deal of finesse. The lasting finish echoes a smoky mineral note. Drink now through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Bright yellow-gold. Heady floral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with smoky mineral and floral overtones adding complexity. Velvety and chewy in texture, offering deep, juicy orange and poached pear flavors and suave honey and chamomile nuances. Blends precision with power, finishing with a distinct mineral quality and excellent persistence.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2005 Cristal stands out for its exceptional inner perfume and elegance. Soft, delicate and pretty, the 2005 is a relatively immediate Cristal with all of the signatures very much in the right place. The 2005 doesn’t have the opulence of the 2002 nor the focus of the 2004, but it is a very pretty, if somewhat small-scaled version of this iconic Champagne. I would drink the 2005 while the 2002 and 2004 age. Although Cristal has an impeccable track record when it comes to aging, personally I would not push it with the 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2020.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/24/2013

Die Cuvée Cristal, die fünf Jahre auf der Hefe reift, erfüllt allerstrengste Herstellungskriterien, die eine peinlich genaue Auswahl der Lagen, der Trauben und schließlich der Weine erfordern. Es werden nur Pinot Noir- und die Chardonnay-Trauben der zehn besten Lagen der Weinberge des Hauses Roederer verwendet.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/16/2012

Die Cuvée Cristal, die fünf Jahre auf der Hefe reift, erfüllt allerstrengste Herstellungskriterien, die eine peinlich genaue Auswahl der Lagen, der Trauben und schließlich der Weine erfordern. Es werden nur Pinot Noir- und die Chardonnay-Trauben der zehn besten Lagen der Weinberge des Hauses Roederer verwendet. Die Cuvée Cristal erfüllt jeden Anspruch an höchstem Genuss; denn nur Komplexität und Eleganz zählt. Kein Wunder, dass Amerikas „Weinpapst“ Robert Parker schreibt: „Als einer der allerfeinsten Champagner, die ich je an meine Lippen führte, präsentiert sich die Cuvée mit Haselnuss und Apfelaromen. Diese Schönheit ist elegant und tief, enorm konzentriert und unglaublich lang anhaltend.“


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Ratings & Tags for Cristal Louis Roederer

116869 Snooth User: yoztanir
rated this wine
0.50 5
01/05/2009

114113 Snooth User: quis
rated this wine
5.00 5
12/30/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Lively, uninterrupted bubbles, with a steady creamy flow. An intensely elegant, rich, ripe bouquet. A succession of white fruits (apple), ripe and juicier yellow fruits (peaches) and slightly sour citrus fruits (mandarin oranges). The quite typical Chardonnay notes appear after a few minutes: white flowers (acacia), dried fruit, buttery caramel hints, suggestive of almost vanilla-like pastries. The bouquet is striking: its has great aromatic freshness but is already very open and mature. The bite is full-bodied, soft and winey. It gives a well-rounded, almost smooth impression with ripe sun-drenched white and yellow fruits. The flavors are typical of Chardonnay: accessible, rich, fleshy fruit combined with warm, almost buttery hints. The measured bubbles and fresh limestone quality 'stretch' in the mouth, giving a pure, graceful impression. The finish is slightly tighter with a delicious, lingering, sensuous and almost sweet taste. This Cristal 2005 stands out from all other Cristal vintages due to its aromatic openness and typical Chardonnay character. The ripe 2005 grapes produced wines of a unique nature, combining wininess with long-lasting quality, elegance and consistency. It is even reminiscent of a few Burgundy-like delights.

Lively, uninterrupted bubbles, with a steady creamy flow. An intensely elegant, rich, ripe bouquet. A succession of white fruits (apple), ripe and juicier yellow fruits (peaches) and slightly sour citrus fruits (mandarin oranges). The quite typical Chardonnay notes appear after a few minutes: white flowers (acacia), dried fruit, buttery caramel hints, suggestive of almost vanilla-like pastries. The bouquet is striking: its has great aromatic freshness but is already very open and mature. The bite is full-bodied, soft and winey. It gives a well-rounded, almost smooth impression with ripe sun-drenched white and yellow fruits. The flavors are typical of Chardonnay: accessible, rich, fleshy fruit combined with warm, almost buttery hints. The measured bubbles and fresh limestone quality 'stretch' in the mouth, giving a pure, graceful impression. The finish is slightly tighter with a delicious, lingering, sensuous and almost sweet taste. This Cristal 2005 stands out from all other Cristal vintages due to its aromatic openness and typical Chardonnay character. The ripe 2005 grapes produced wines of a unique nature, combining wininess with long-lasting quality, elegance and consistency. It is even reminiscent of a few Burgundy-like delights.

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