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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut
20 Ratings
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20 Ratings
2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut

Wine Description

Cristal, the jewel and tête de cuvée of Champagne Louis Roederer, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II of Russia. It remains faithful to its origin, inspired by elegance and purity. Cristal is produced with regimented standards of winemaking that require a rigorous selection of crus, vintages, grapes, and wine.Cristal is produced using only the finest vintages from crus guaranteed to originate from the Louis Roederer vineyard. All the exceptional characteristics of the 2002 vintage have...

Appearance: Brilliant yellow with light amber highlights. A beautiful mousse with fine cordon of persistent and regular bubbles. Nose: Intense and delicate. Revealing a clean and well-blended mixtur...

Connoisseurs' Guide 96

Wine Enthusiast 98

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Cristal, the jewel and tête de cuvée of Champagne Louis Roederer, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II of Russia. It remains faithful to its origin, inspired by elegance and purity. Cristal is produced with regimented standards of winemaking that require a rigorous selection of crus, vintages, grapes, and wine.Cristal is produced using only the finest vintages from crus guaranteed to originate from the Louis Roederer vineyard. All the exceptional characteristics of the 2002 vintage have...

Appearance: Brilliant yellow with light amber highlights. A beautiful mousse with fine cordon of persistent and regular bubbles. Nose: Intense and delicate. Revealing a clean and well-blended mixtur...

Connoisseurs' Guide 96

Wine Enthusiast 98

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    jan123

    WA96+ drink 2010-2032 Roederer’s 2002 Cristal is still in its infant, fresh stage. Subtle notes of pears, flowers, spices, mint, minerals and oak are woven into a cashmere-like frame of extraordinary grace and elegance. This beautifully-sculpted Champagne possesses notable clarity but with the additional depth of fruit that is characteristic of this vintage. It is a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level. In 2002, Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay with 10 grams of dosage. 20% of the wine was fermented in oak. This is Lot : L030351A107809. This bottle was disgorged in June 28th, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2032.

    about 2 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Bo, igual que tots els cristals, pero encara es massa jove.

    about 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Småboblete, nydelig lysegrønn med lime

    about 4 years
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    JVMorabito

    Delicious and smooth.

    over 2 years
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    pc996

    18 Mar 2010<br/>RP 96

    about 4 years
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    chiutaitai

    bought fr wine buff

    about 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    sala bring

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Light, bright gold with a steady bead. Orange, ripe pear, red berries and white flowers on the nose, with complementary notes of lemon, honey, sweet butter and smoky minerals. Ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors are braced by gentle minerality, picking up subtle baking spice and buttered toast notes with air. Surprisingly generous at this stage, with smoky mineral and floral qualities on the finish. This is more open-knit than the comparatively elegant 2000 and appears ready to drink.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08