2004 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 750ml

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2004 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne - 97 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 2004
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Champagne
Location
Producer Roederer Louis
Color White
Wine Type Sparkling

Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - 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. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Champagne Blend
Vintage 2004
Rating 97 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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