1997 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime
65 Ratings
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65 Ratings
1997 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime

Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage) The 2006 Cristal is one of the most towering, structured young Cristals I can remember tasting. Roederer is among the first, if not the first, major house to release its tete de cuvees. Young Cristal can often deceive with its open, seductive personality, but that is not at all the case here. The 2006 is majestic, powerful Cristal that is going to need bottle age. Today it is massive, tightly coiled and imposing, with tons of structure, phenomenal balance and plenty of potential for the future.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) The iconic Roederer Champagne, Cristal’s latest release, brings a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness. It is full of apple flavor, and the mousse is very fine and almost imperceptible.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) 55% Pinot Noir; 45% Chardonnay. Its Pinot Noir portion notwithstanding, this wine has a crisp, chalky, lightly citrusy, lightly toasty aroma that is more than a little bit suggestive of an elegant Blanc de Blancs. And perhaps that is its secret. It is an incredibly refined yet deep wine whose suggestions of roasted soy and caramel are kept as complex nuances within a well-filled, refreshing, crisp set of flavors and a graceful, lengthy aftertaste. It occupies a comfortable middle ground between t...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1996 Vintage)
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05