Louis Roederer Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 1999
The color of the 1999 vintage is burnished yellow with gold reflections. On the nose, the wine opens with the youthful intensity of white flowers, citrus and red berries, followed by warmer notes of toast, chocolate and wood. The palate shows a mixture of ripe lush fruits (vine peaches) and toasty aromas with a dense and fleshy structure. The silky texture on the mid-palate culminates in a glorious finish.
1999 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut 6/10/2007. Having had this wine with my friend at our private outdoor party. It really did dazzled both of us. After accidentally spilling first glass on brand new hand made Persian rugs we sipped this wine with great enjoyment - it was a jaw dropping experience: the lemon citrus is very palpable, also peach, apple, almond, then blueberry, blackberry - just whole variety of forest bed. The finish is colossal and it's not quelled by abundance of aggressive bubbles. The persistence is amazing - it stays in mouth well over minute. Aristocratic, immensely crafted. Price is overly set, but reflects demand. 92-94 in Parker scale. Euro 180,-
You could prob. drink this everyday and not tire of it. Its got punchs of fruit.
In one word : Woaw! The nose is full of toasted brioche, apples and roasted hazelnut. The bubbles are very "precise" and fine and give elegance and finesse to the well balanced structure. Incredible depth of flavours with a creamy roudness and just the right amount of acidity. What an impressive wine! The concentrated flavours continue through to the mid palate and are bursting into the mouth to an impressive 3 minutes finish. Superb! QC
The first and last time I ever had Cristal was at my sister's wedding in Maui in 1996 although not sure whether it was 1989 or another year. A few bottles were ordered by a close friend of the family and he gave the couple a grand toast. It is simply my favorite champagne. Up until that time I had tried DP and earlier in college drank Veuve when we wanted to be extra fancy. I wouldn't say no now to DP if it was offered to me. But really just don't like the taste of Veuve Cliquot.
ok this is seriously like techno music in a bottle. it is worth the hype and you will be blown away by this vintage.
Wonderful mouthfeel, smell, texture: deep, lush, elegant. Apple, hazelnut, wood, toast, citrus, and pale flower. Strong finish but not overpowering.
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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. Louis Roederer does not display a disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage Brut. This is regrettable as it has consistently been one of the finer bottlings in this category.
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