Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Vintage Champagne 2004

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The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with... Read more

Light, bright gold. Spicy citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by chalk, white flowers and a touch of smokiness. Taut, linear lemon and... Read more

The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with... Read more

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External Reviews for Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Vintage Champagne

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/22/2012

Light, bright gold. Spicy citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by chalk, white flowers and a touch of smokiness. Taut, linear lemon and orange rind flavors give way to deeper pear in the mid-palate and pick up notes of honeysuckle and toasted grain with air. Still very young but shows excellent promise. Finishes with good mineral cut and sappy persistence.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/22/2012

The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. This is Lot L033331E100008, disgorged January, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2014ndash;2034.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/17/2011

Originally vinted in 1809 for Tsar Alexander II of Russia, 200 years later it is still the ultimate Champagne; an icon of luxury, style and taste. Robert Parker raved about this 2004, scoring it 97 points and saying "The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay."


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/22/2012

The energy in this wine recalls the 2002 Cristal (I wrote ldquo;energyrdquo; three times in my notes.) In 2004, itrsquo;s explosive. The wine is saturated with flavor, from floral notes of rose to pale limestone and equally pale fruit. The flavors keep going, as if striding through doorway after doorway in a limestone cellar, the Champenois equivalent of Get Smart. Built to age as gracefully as Agent 99, this wonrsquo;t disappoint if you open it now with scallop crudo.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/04/2011

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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Winemaker's Notes:

"A pale beauty with delicate power, energy and dimension, the 2004 Cristal is an impressive follow-up to the 2002. Scents of apple blossom hint at the depth and clarity of the fruit, layered with ginger and spice in a flavor delivered over the course of several minutes. The freshness of the wine comes through in a subtle hum rather than anything as overt as a buzz; bright, airy and unstoppable." --Wine and Spirits Magazine*Wine and Spirits Magazine rated 97 pts.*

"A pale beauty with delicate power, energy and dimension, the 2004 Cristal is an impressive follow-up to the 2002. Scents of apple blossom hint at the depth and clarity of the fruit, layered with ginger and spice in a flavor delivered over the course of several minutes. The freshness of the wine comes through in a subtle hum rather than anything as overt as a buzz; bright, airy and unstoppable." --Wine and Spirits Magazine*Wine and Spirits Magazine rated 97 pts.*

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