Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2002: The true icon! The nose is flawless, aromatic, intense, deep and dense. It reveals an exceptionally rich and complex bouquet dominated by fruity, zesty and roasted aromas combined with enticing notes of vanilla and a hint of truffle. This wine coats the palate with its texture and volume on entry to the palate and offers a concentrated mouthfeel underpinned by a smooth effervescence. But there is definitely a little extra something on the finish: exceptional finesse, a chalky freshness and a menthol touch which give it such intensity on the finish, the signature of a fine white wine. Everything is as it might be imagined of a wine of this calibre! Elegant, harmonious, full-bodied, energetic and precise.
Cristal is the flagship cuvée from Louis Roederer. Created in 1876, it is composed of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.
2002 was aged on its lees for 6 years before being matured for a further 9 years in bottle after its disgorgement in 2009. Alc 12% Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2002
TYPE Sparkling GRAPE
STYLE Sparkling ABV 12% SIZE 75cll COUNTRY France