Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne Original Presentation Box 2005

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Lively, uninterrupted bubbles, with a steady creamy flow. An intensely elegant, rich, ripe bouquet. A succession of w...

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The 2005 Cristal stands out for its exceptional inner perfume and elegance. Soft, delicate and pretty, the 2005 is a relatively immediate Cristal w... 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 finely... Read more

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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: 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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/01/2014

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. -A.N. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/01/2014

Rich indulgent baked character on the nose. Long toasty palate. Certain minty freshness. Understated as yet. 17.5/20 (RH) Jancis Robinson.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A beautifully balanced wine that exudes elegance as well as richness. It is drier than previous vintages of Cristal Ros


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/01/2014

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 wo


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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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