- Winery: Louis Roederer
Wine & Spirits Review A glorious, sunny Champagne, the 2000 Cristal weds all of its components into a dynamic sphere,...Read more...
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Wine & Spirits Review A glorious, sunny Champagne, the 2000 Cristal weds all of its components into a dynamic sphere,as if the bubbles were the wine itself. The bubbles carry concentrated flavors of redskinned apples, hints of wild strawberry, high notes of apple blossoms and earthier notes of chanterelles. The interplay between the effervecence and the texture feels supple and rich, with a powerful drive that remains discreet. It's an exceptional play on the vintage, transforming its broad ripeness into round elegance. Wine Tasting Notes Sustained golden yellow tones shimmering with luminous green highlights and ultra-fine, lively bubbles. An intense, precise but subtle nose. Opens with dominant aromas of fresh almonds and sweet-smelling flowers then revealing riper nuances of lush vine peaches, white chocolate, caramel and a sprinkling of lightly toasted hazelnuts. The attack on the palate is sensual and fleshy with an almost caressing mouthfeel. More mineral notes come through on the mid-palate a testament to this Champagnes deliberately low dosage - supported by a refreshing crispness that carries an impression of delicacy rather than strength. The overall effect is one of precise elegance, a wine perfectly poised between the structure of the Pinot Noir and the finesse of the Chardonnay, marrying roundness and vinosity with a sense of freshness and verve. The finish is long and deliciously refreshing, underscored by harmonious, lightly caramelised notes of the years great wines aged in wood.
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