Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)

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With Cristal 2008 scoring a perfect 300 points (100 points from Jeb Dunnuck, James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast), it is only of the best of the best Champagnes ever to be made:

"The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simply does not get any better." – Jeb Dunnuck

Cristal 2008 has a drinking window of 30 years ahead of it, and larger format bottles are known to mature better over long-term. Methuselahs of Champagne are, after all, the ultimate celebration statement!
100 Jeb Dunnuck  
100 James Suckling  
100 Wine Enthusiast  
99 Vinous  
98 Wine Advocate  
97 Wine Spectator  
Details
  • Year 2008
  • Colour White
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • Sub Region NA
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 1x600cl
  • ABV 12.00°
  • Drinking Window 2022 - 2050
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 108254220080106000
Reviews (6)
100 Jeb Dunnuck  
100 James Suckling  
100 Wine Enthusiast  
99 Vinous  
98 Wine Advocate  
97 Wine Spectator  
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About Cristal

Cristal is the flagship cuvée of Maison Louis Roederer and has a history of its own that is more fascinating than that of many entire rival houses. Originally produced in 1876, Cristal was released following two decades of the increasing popularity of Champagne in Russia. Louis Roederer in particular was a favourite amongst the Russian aristocracy, with around a third of their wine being shipped directly to the grand houses and imperial palaces of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

 

The period of Alexander II's reign saw sustained political instability, and the Tsar became increasingly fearful of assassination. Determining that the most likely method of his demise would be an explosive hidden behind the dark green glass of his favourite Champagne bottles, preparations were made for the finest wines Louis Roederer could offer to be presented in clear glass bottles.

 

Over 150 years later and Cristal is still one of, if not the, greatest expression of Champagne to be made. Modern winemaking techniques and a very talented, industrious team at Louis Roederer mean that the recent iterations of this vinous legend are amongst the very greatest ever made. Consistently challenging the title of wine of the vintage each year, Cristal is rightfully the pinnacle of Champagne.

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