2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 750ml

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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 96 pts!
Cristal is a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. It has a silky texture and fruity aromas, complemented by a powerful mineral quality with white fruit and citrus notes. Cristal is a wine that keeps well: it can be conserved for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character.

Produced uniquely during the best years, when the Chardonnay (around 40%) and Pinot noir (around 60%) grapes have attained perfect maturity, Cristal is aged for 6 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a further 8 months after dégorgement.

Our House’s most famous wine was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II. The emperor asked Louis Roederer to reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year. He was particularly fond of the House’s wine. To distinguish this cuvée, this exceptional champagne came in a flat-bottomed, transparent lead-crystal bottle. The new brand was named after this precious material, which is particularly transparent and luminous.


Product Details

Varietal Champagne Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 96+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Champagne
Location
Producer Roederer Louis
Color White
Wine Type Sparkling

Robert Parker

Rating 96+ RP - Roederer's 2002 Cristal is still in its infant, fresh stage. Subtle notes of pears, flowers, spices, mint, minerals and oak are woven into a cashmere-like frame of extraordinary grace and elegance. This beautifully-sculpted Champagne possesses notable clarity but with the additional depth of fruit that is characteristic of this vintage. It is a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level. In 2002, Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay with 10 grams of dosage. 20% of the wine was fermented in oak. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Champagne Blend
Vintage 2002
Rating 96+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Champagne
Location
Producer Roederer Louis
Color White
Wine Type Sparkling

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