1996 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 750ml

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1996 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 95 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 1996
Rating RP95/WS94/ST94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Champagne
Location
Producer Roederer Louis
Color White
Wine Type Sparkling

Robert Parker

Rating RP95 - 1996 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 95 pts! The estate's 1996 Cristal, from a legendary vintage, does not disappoint. Like the 1979, there are elements of austerity that will require some time to sort themselves out, yet the 1996 is an insanely beautiful Cristal loaded with floral, perfumed fruit and vibrant minerality. The wine turns delicate in the glass, yet this is a sublime, fresh Cristal that is in need of further cellaring. In 1996 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS94

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Winery Details

Varietal Champagne Blend
Vintage 1996
Rating RP95/WS94/ST94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Champagne
Location
Producer Roederer Louis
Color White
Wine Type Sparkling

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