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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime

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ChampagneFrance

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) 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...

(2002 Vintage) 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...

(2002 Vintage) Connoisseurs' Guide 96

(2002 Vintage) Wine Enthusiast 98

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    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.

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    Delicious and smooth.

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/04
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2010