Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé
31 Ratings
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31 Ratings
Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé

Wine Details

Varietal

Style

Sparkling

Region

France

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 2006 Vintage) Glistening colour with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow. There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). On airing, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense, almost explosive: a sabayon of vine peaches, apricots, melon and mango. The mouth features a rounded, complex ballet of fruit. The texture is incredibly concentrated, giving the impression of biting into a ripe, fleshy fruit. The palate is enveloped by this depth of juicy, creamy, silky fruit, which soon makes way for a pure, sharp, graceful freshness. A transition follows from ripe fruit to a clear, light, delicate environment. Ripeness, softness and concentrationarise from freshness and mineral quality, transforming the ripe fruit into a slightly sharp citrus flavour; the warmer notes make way for flowers, citrus zests and nuts. After this rapid succession of flavours, there is a lasting impression of harmony: the aromas, flavours, slight bitterness and freshness come in just the right proportions, intermingling to form a perfectly integrated yet complex whole. A few hints of tatin tart and Danish pastries add a final touch to the already complex range of aromas.

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

    5 months
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    exquisite.

    5 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/25/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/12/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/10/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) "This goes for personality and finesse. An assertive, honeyed style, with plenty of citrus flavors. Mature coffee and roasted nut accents are peeking through, with a robust structure and a dried citrus aftertaste. Drink now through 2025. 32,000 cases imported."