2002 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé
30 Ratings
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30 Ratings
2002 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé

Wine Description

(From 1988 Vintage) The color is barely rosé--deep gold with a hint of salmon--but the lively strawberry and honey flavors show a bright personality, fresh and clean, and the wine is firm on the palate.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) A pastel pink colour with bright, slightly orange glints. Fine, light bubbles in a long-lasting flow. The bouquet is delicate and subtle, with elegant fruitiness (red fruits: strawberry, fig), zesty hints (citrus fruit: lemon and orange) and juicier nuances such as vine peach. There is a deep, slightly sweet burst of aromas. In the mouth, the bite is young, springlike and energetic: full-bodied and silky, but based on very mineral freshness. This mineral quality is typical for Cristal Rosé, expressing the chalkiness and saltiness of the Aÿ terroir. The second mouth has airy notes and great aromatic purity, displaying the discrete power of this great cuvée. On airing, a few traces of Danish pastry and lightly roasted dried fruits hint at its enormous capacity for change.

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    exquisite. Pairs well with Hatfield's Croque Madame and Buttternut Squash Soup (and smoked duck)

    about 1 month
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    exquisite.

    about 1 month
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/12/2013
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013