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Roederer Cristal Rosé Damaged Label 1995

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Firm and tightly wound, this seems more like a rsquo;96 than a rsquo;95, without the superripe fruit. Spice, citrus and berry aromas and flavors permeate the refined texture. Crisp finish. Austere, but has length. Drink now through 2008.

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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

External Reviews for Roederer Cristal Rosé Damaged Label

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Firm and tightly wound, this seems more like a rsquo;96 than a rsquo;95, without the superripe fruit. Spice, citrus and berry aromas and flavors permeate the refined texture. Crisp finish. Austere, but has length. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2011

Firm and tightly wound, this seems more like a '96 than a '95, without the superripe fruit. Spice, citrus and berry aromas and flavors permeate the refined texture. Crisp finish. Austere, but has length. Drink now through 2008. 1,400 cases made. R... Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1995 Roederer, Louis Cristal Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Very pale rose-gold color. Singular nose hints at wild strawberry, raspberry and toast, along with exotic hints of mango and pineapple. Very dry and elegant, but with extraordinary intensity of flavor and incipient creaminess. An extremely young wine with the material and structure to develop for another 15 years or more. A great roseacute;.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Buttercream, soft caramel and toasted bread are backed by strawberry and cranberry on the nose and palate. This is well-balanced, with crisp acidity and smooth, lightweight mouthfeel. Exceptionally crafted to a state of simple elegance, this illustrates the meaning of aged roseacute; Champagne. A grand pour now that should hold its place for years to come.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

The color of this wine, a shade between apricot and nectarine, ignores any convention for roseacute; Champagne and seeks out its own beauty. The wine itself transcends formal boundaries as well. It has the fineness of the bubbles and the perfectly integrated refinement of flavor that comes in a great Champagne, but here, therersquo;s a Burgundy underneath, a Vosne-Romaneacute;e that died and went to heaven. Therersquo;s the insubstantial delicacy if you want to pour it as an aperitif, the trans-substantial power if you choose to serve it with sweetbreads.



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