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Morrell & Company Wine Store USD 320.00 750ml
Sterling Cellars USD 2999.99 3000ml

Louis Roederer Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 1999

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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.

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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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Snooth User: Cultwine
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5.00 5
01/27/2008

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,-


Snooth User: Jermzzy
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4.50 5
04/26/2009

You could prob. drink this everyday and not tire of it. Its got punchs of fruit.


Snooth User: Quentin4
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0.00 5
03/15/2010

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


Snooth User: jaws1970
9220786
5.00 5
10/12/2008

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.


Snooth User: AZWine00
21735324
5.00 5
07/18/2009

Outstanding!


Snooth User: strengthguy
10102522
5.00 5
12/19/2008

ok this is seriously like techno music in a bottle. it is worth the hype and you will be blown away by this vintage.


Snooth User: connorpdx
6801816
4.50 5
04/15/2008

Wonderful mouthfeel, smell, texture: deep, lush, elegant. Apple, hazelnut, wood, toast, citrus, and pale flower. Strong finish but not overpowering.


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04/13/2010

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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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.

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