Cristal

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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Louis Roederer Cristal 1967 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,052.23
1967

Louis Roederer Cristal 1967 (1x75cl)

Vintage Tastings (96)

I couldn't believe how good it was. 1967? Even Big Boy was in shock that this was '6 star' Champagne. It was so fresh, so racy and so good in that Cristal way. Butterscotchy goodness combined with endless acidity and structure for a near religious experience.
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Champagne 1x75cl 1 96 (VT) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,052.23
Louis Roederer Cristal 1981 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £762.28
1981

Louis Roederer Cristal 1981 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

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Champagne 1x75cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £762.28
Louis Roederer Cristal 1990 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £7,864.64
1990

Louis Roederer Cristal 1990 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Blending 62% Pinot Noir with 38% Chardonnay, fermented without malolactic and disgorged in 1996 after five years sur lie, the 1990 Cristal is still a superb and amazing prestige Champagne that is far from being over-matured or faded. The wine is as rich as it is pure and finessed, revealing a mineral tension and youthful freshness that is nothing short of stunning given the low-acidity vintage. This proves impressively that substance and terroir matter far more than just acidity. Tasted in May 2018, the 1990 is still fabulous. Even the 1979 Cristal was still excitingly fresh but unfortunately corked.
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Champagne 1x600cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,864.64
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £746.06
2000

Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

From a difficult vintage with destructive hailstorms and botrytis, the 2000 Cristal opens with an elegant and delicate bouquet with brioche, ripe apple, green olive and iodine aromas. Complex and very salty, with oyster and umami flavors, this is a generous and very long Cristal that is excellent with Japanese food, such as sashimi for example, as chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon said during the tasting in New York in November 2018.
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Champagne 1x150cl 9 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £746.06
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £317.83
2000

Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

From a difficult vintage with destructive hailstorms and botrytis, the 2000 Cristal opens with an elegant and delicate bouquet with brioche, ripe apple, green olive and iodine aromas. Complex and very salty, with oyster and umami flavors, this is a generous and very long Cristal that is excellent with Japanese food, such as sashimi for example, as chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon said during the tasting in New York in November 2018.
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Champagne 1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £317.83
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £8,137.04
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x600cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £8,137.04
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £351.43
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 6 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £351.43
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,481.60
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
As per photos ,250910 Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,481.60
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £934.29
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Ex-Winery 2020 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £934.29
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,868.58
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,868.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,792.07
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (3x150cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Exceptionally rich and dense, an exceptional wine that reveals itself in layers, from the first fruit attack to the mineral texture and the way it gradually fills the mouth. Selected from old vines, there is a great flavor in this wine, with the promise of many years' aging.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x150cl 4 97 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,792.07
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,310.58
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Exceptionally rich and dense, an exceptional wine that reveals itself in layers, from the first fruit attack to the mineral texture and the way it gradually fills the mouth. Selected from old vines, there is a great flavor in this wine, with the promise of many years' aging.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 97 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,310.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £244.63
2005

Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

The complexity and youthful freshness here makes a striking Champagne that offers immense pleasure and a certain richness and depth that reflects the style of the vintage with some warmth reflected in the wine. The nose has rich citrus and stone fruits, some white flowers, light creamy honey notes and fresh sweet pastry, it has a toasty thread that has built quickly in the wine. Plenty of body on the palate, it has a wealth of assertive citrus and more exotic fruits too, the power and concentration undeniable, the length impressive and the balance impeccable. Already great drinking here. Slightly higher chardonnay component at around 45%.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £244.63
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,468.98
2005

Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

The complexity and youthful freshness here makes a striking Champagne that offers immense pleasure and a certain richness and depth that reflects the style of the vintage with some warmth reflected in the wine. The nose has rich citrus and stone fruits, some white flowers, light creamy honey notes and fresh sweet pastry, it has a toasty thread that has built quickly in the wine. Plenty of body on the palate, it has a wealth of assertive citrus and more exotic fruits too, the power and concentration undeniable, the length impressive and the balance impeccable. Already great drinking here. Slightly higher chardonnay component at around 45%.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,468.98
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,756.12
2006

Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 (1x300cl)

Decanter (97)

Fantastic from the start. A colossal power of beautiful rumbling Pinot maturity. It’s like chewing on the ripest grapes from Aÿ and Verzenay. At the same time ultra stylish: unmistakable Cristal essence of peach and mango sweetness, pineapple, coconut, vanilla, sprightly acidity and citrus blossom. Many similarities with 2002 but with a clearer Pinot touch.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x300cl 3 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,756.12
Louis Roederer Cristal 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,382.58
2007

Louis Roederer Cristal 2007 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97+)

Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, but then the wine opens on the palate, revealing layer after layer of flavor to match a multi-dimensional, kaleidoscopic personality that will leave Champagne lovers weak at the knees. The 2007 is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, which is to say a bit more Chardonnay-leaning than is the norm. The 2007 is striking today, but it should also age effortlessly for several decades. It is also without question one of the very finest new releases of the year.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 5 97+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,382.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £8,131.02
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x600cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £8,131.02
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £883.66
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £883.66
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,754.58
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,754.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £444.86
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The 2009 Cristal is a beauty, with incredible richness as well as elegance, which are the hallmarks of this cuvée. Always a rough blend of 60/40 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate vineyards, it has a toasty, yet pure bouquet of stone fruits, rising bread, white flowers, and toasted bread, as well as a terrific sense of chalky minerality. While it’s not built around sheer richness and power (à la Krug), it’s perfectly balanced, has a fine, fine mousse, and shines for its class and purity. Bravo! It’s going to keep for another two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x150cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £444.86
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,315.38
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The 2009 Cristal is a beauty, with incredible richness as well as elegance, which are the hallmarks of this cuvée. Always a rough blend of 60/40 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate vineyards, it has a toasty, yet pure bouquet of stone fruits, rising bread, white flowers, and toasted bread, as well as a terrific sense of chalky minerality. While it’s not built around sheer richness and power (à la Krug), it’s perfectly balanced, has a fine, fine mousse, and shines for its class and purity. Bravo! It’s going to keep for another two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,315.38
Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,178.58
2012

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

As the first 100% biodynamic Cristal, entirely from Roederer-owned vineyards, this is an important milestone. This latest incarnation is a great Champagne with its density, elegance and poise. Still impressively young, the wine is taut, tightly wound and textured. At the same time, it has pure, ripe white and citrus fruits that are perfumed, and an important part of this wine's long-term future. Drink at the earliest from 2023.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,178.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,210.07
2013

Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.
4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 4 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,210.07
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1999 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £726.00
1999

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1999 (1x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (94 )

Dark pink. Rich and complex on the nose, showing an array of red berries, cherry pit, fruitcake and pungent rose scents. Fresh, strikingly pure and spicy, with vibrant cherry and raspberry flavors deepened by notes of floral honey and nutmeg. This has real size and a rich, chewy texture but it's also impressively balanced, with equal parts finesse and power. Finishes with an exotic spicy note and superb length. (Maisons Marques & Domaines, Oakland, CA)
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Champagne 1x75cl 1 94 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £726.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2004 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £593.83
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2004 (1x75cl)

Wine & Spirits Magazine (98)

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Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 3 98 (WSM) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £593.83
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2006 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,359.09
2006

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2006 (3x75cl)

Vinous (98)

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is simply stunning. A vertical, towering wine, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is a thrill a minute, with a compelling interplay of aromatics and exquisitely layered fruit, all supported by a real feeling of phenolic intensity. While the 2007 is seductive, the 2006 is virile and imposing, with the statuesque lift of a Giacometti sculpture. All the elements meld together in a complete, alluring Champagne that will continue to drink beautifully for many decades. In 2006, the Pinot Noir was already being farmed biodynamically, while the Chardonnay was still under conversion.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,359.09
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,506.86
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The finest rendition of this cuvée that Lécaillon has produced to date—and, indeed, one of the finest wines produced by any of Champagne's important houses in the last two or three decades—is the 2008 Cristal Rosé, a brilliant wine that derives from a mere four of the 45 plots that are candidates for inclusion in Cristal: two blocks of Pinot Noir from Aÿ, one of Chardonnay from Mesnil and another from Avize, and I suspect that its origin in the crème de la crème of Roederer's Cristal-worthy holdings has even more to do with the extra dimension it possesses above and beyond its white counterpart than the delicate infusion of Pinot Noir phenolics that give it its delicate pink hue. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of wild strawberries, tangerine, warm pastry and crisp green orchard fruit, the 2008 is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a racy but beautifully integrated spine of acidity, a multidimensional core and a searingly chalky and laser-focused finish. Impeccably balanced and harmonious, this superb wine represents one of the qualitative peaks of this great vintage. It will be seven or eight years until it truly starts to blossom, but its benchmark quality is already glaringly apparent.
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Champagne 2x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,506.86
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,513.49
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The finest rendition of this cuvée that Lécaillon has produced to date—and, indeed, one of the finest wines produced by any of Champagne's important houses in the last two or three decades—is the 2008 Cristal Rosé, a brilliant wine that derives from a mere four of the 45 plots that are candidates for inclusion in Cristal: two blocks of Pinot Noir from Aÿ, one of Chardonnay from Mesnil and another from Avize, and I suspect that its origin in the crème de la crème of Roederer's Cristal-worthy holdings has even more to do with the extra dimension it possesses above and beyond its white counterpart than the delicate infusion of Pinot Noir phenolics that give it its delicate pink hue. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of wild strawberries, tangerine, warm pastry and crisp green orchard fruit, the 2008 is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a racy but beautifully integrated spine of acidity, a multidimensional core and a searingly chalky and laser-focused finish. Impeccably balanced and harmonious, this superb wine represents one of the qualitative peaks of this great vintage. It will be seven or eight years until it truly starts to blossom, but its benchmark quality is already glaringly apparent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,513.49
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2009 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £754.16
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2009 (2x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

A wine of sublime delicacy and finesse, the 2009 Cristal Rosé is simply magnificent. The 2009 is surprisingly refined, silky and nuanced for a wine from a warm vintage. The red and floral-infused overtones are quite attractive, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that places it among the best new releases of the year. Over the years, I have had the chance to taste many vintages of Cristal Rosé, a Champagne that needs bottle age to be at its very best. I suspect that will be the case here as well. Don't miss it.
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Champagne 2x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £754.16
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,300.16
2012

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Just about as good as it gets, the 2012 Cristal Rosé is a magical effort based on 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay. It’s a powerful, medium to full-bodied, incredibly textured rosé offering a huge amount of salty, chalky minerality as well as awesome notes of white cherries, orange blossom, caramelized apples, and toasted bread. It shows the ripe, rounded richness of the 2012 vintage yet has bright, racy acidity, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. It opens up nicely with air and will ideally be given 2-4 years of bottle age, and it should evolve for 2-3 decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x150cl 5 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,300.16
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Louis Roederer Cristal 1967 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £874.00
1967

Louis Roederer Cristal 1967 (1x75cl)

Vintage Tastings (96)

I couldn't believe how good it was. 1967? Even Big Boy was in shock that this was '6 star' Champagne. It was so fresh, so racy and so good in that Cristal way. Butterscotchy goodness combined with endless acidity and structure for a near religious experience.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 1 96 (VT) Read Review/Description In Bond: £874.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 1981 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £633.00
1981

Louis Roederer Cristal 1981 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

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Champagne 1x75cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £633.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 1990 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £6,531.00
1990

Louis Roederer Cristal 1990 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Blending 62% Pinot Noir with 38% Chardonnay, fermented without malolactic and disgorged in 1996 after five years sur lie, the 1990 Cristal is still a superb and amazing prestige Champagne that is far from being over-matured or faded. The wine is as rich as it is pure and finessed, revealing a mineral tension and youthful freshness that is nothing short of stunning given the low-acidity vintage. This proves impressively that substance and terroir matter far more than just acidity. Tasted in May 2018, the 1990 is still fabulous. Even the 1979 Cristal was still excitingly fresh but unfortunately corked.
As per photo Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x600cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,531.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £616.00
2000

Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

From a difficult vintage with destructive hailstorms and botrytis, the 2000 Cristal opens with an elegant and delicate bouquet with brioche, ripe apple, green olive and iodine aromas. Complex and very salty, with oyster and umami flavors, this is a generous and very long Cristal that is excellent with Japanese food, such as sashimi for example, as chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon said during the tasting in New York in November 2018.
As per foto Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x150cl 9 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £616.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £262.00
2000

Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

From a difficult vintage with destructive hailstorms and botrytis, the 2000 Cristal opens with an elegant and delicate bouquet with brioche, ripe apple, green olive and iodine aromas. Complex and very salty, with oyster and umami flavors, this is a generous and very long Cristal that is excellent with Japanese food, such as sashimi for example, as chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon said during the tasting in New York in November 2018.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £262.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £6,758.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x600cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,758.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £290.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 6 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £290.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £2,068.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
As per photos ,250910 Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,068.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Ex-Winery 2020 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,540.00
2002

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,540.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,480.00
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (3x150cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Exceptionally rich and dense, an exceptional wine that reveals itself in layers, from the first fruit attack to the mineral texture and the way it gradually fills the mouth. Selected from old vines, there is a great flavor in this wine, with the promise of many years' aging.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x150cl 4 97 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,480.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,075.00
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Exceptionally rich and dense, an exceptional wine that reveals itself in layers, from the first fruit attack to the mineral texture and the way it gradually fills the mouth. Selected from old vines, there is a great flavor in this wine, with the promise of many years' aging.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 97 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,075.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £201.00
2005

Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

The complexity and youthful freshness here makes a striking Champagne that offers immense pleasure and a certain richness and depth that reflects the style of the vintage with some warmth reflected in the wine. The nose has rich citrus and stone fruits, some white flowers, light creamy honey notes and fresh sweet pastry, it has a toasty thread that has built quickly in the wine. Plenty of body on the palate, it has a wealth of assertive citrus and more exotic fruits too, the power and concentration undeniable, the length impressive and the balance impeccable. Already great drinking here. Slightly higher chardonnay component at around 45%.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £201.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,207.00
2005

Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

The complexity and youthful freshness here makes a striking Champagne that offers immense pleasure and a certain richness and depth that reflects the style of the vintage with some warmth reflected in the wine. The nose has rich citrus and stone fruits, some white flowers, light creamy honey notes and fresh sweet pastry, it has a toasty thread that has built quickly in the wine. Plenty of body on the palate, it has a wealth of assertive citrus and more exotic fruits too, the power and concentration undeniable, the length impressive and the balance impeccable. Already great drinking here. Slightly higher chardonnay component at around 45%.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,207.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,452.00
2006

Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 (1x300cl)

Decanter (97)

Fantastic from the start. A colossal power of beautiful rumbling Pinot maturity. It’s like chewing on the ripest grapes from Aÿ and Verzenay. At the same time ultra stylish: unmistakable Cristal essence of peach and mango sweetness, pineapple, coconut, vanilla, sprightly acidity and citrus blossom. Many similarities with 2002 but with a clearer Pinot touch.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x300cl 3 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,452.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,135.00
2007

Louis Roederer Cristal 2007 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97+)

Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, but then the wine opens on the palate, revealing layer after layer of flavor to match a multi-dimensional, kaleidoscopic personality that will leave Champagne lovers weak at the knees. The 2007 is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, which is to say a bit more Chardonnay-leaning than is the norm. The 2007 is striking today, but it should also age effortlessly for several decades. It is also without question one of the very finest new releases of the year.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 5 97+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,135.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £6,758.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x600cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x600cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,758.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £727.81
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
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Champagne 3x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £727.81
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,445.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,445.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £365.00
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The 2009 Cristal is a beauty, with incredible richness as well as elegance, which are the hallmarks of this cuvée. Always a rough blend of 60/40 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate vineyards, it has a toasty, yet pure bouquet of stone fruits, rising bread, white flowers, and toasted bread, as well as a terrific sense of chalky minerality. While it’s not built around sheer richness and power (à la Krug), it’s perfectly balanced, has a fine, fine mousse, and shines for its class and purity. Bravo! It’s going to keep for another two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x150cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £365.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,079.00
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The 2009 Cristal is a beauty, with incredible richness as well as elegance, which are the hallmarks of this cuvée. Always a rough blend of 60/40 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate vineyards, it has a toasty, yet pure bouquet of stone fruits, rising bread, white flowers, and toasted bread, as well as a terrific sense of chalky minerality. While it’s not built around sheer richness and power (à la Krug), it’s perfectly balanced, has a fine, fine mousse, and shines for its class and purity. Bravo! It’s going to keep for another two decades.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Champagne 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,079.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £965.00
2012

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

As the first 100% biodynamic Cristal, entirely from Roederer-owned vineyards, this is an important milestone. This latest incarnation is a great Champagne with its density, elegance and poise. Still impressively young, the wine is taut, tightly wound and textured. At the same time, it has pure, ripe white and citrus fruits that are perfumed, and an important part of this wine's long-term future. Drink at the earliest from 2023.
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Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £995.00
2013

Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.
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Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1999 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £605.00
1999

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 1999 (1x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (94 )

Dark pink. Rich and complex on the nose, showing an array of red berries, cherry pit, fruitcake and pungent rose scents. Fresh, strikingly pure and spicy, with vibrant cherry and raspberry flavors deepened by notes of floral honey and nutmeg. This has real size and a rich, chewy texture but it's also impressively balanced, with equal parts finesse and power. Finishes with an exotic spicy note and superb length. (Maisons Marques & Domaines, Oakland, CA)
as per picture, loose bottle Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 1 94 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £605.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2004 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £492.00
2004

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2004 (1x75cl)

Wine & Spirits Magazine (98)

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Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 3 98 (WSM) Read Review/Description In Bond: £492.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2006 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,124.00
2006

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2006 (3x75cl)

Vinous (98)

One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is simply stunning. A vertical, towering wine, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is a thrill a minute, with a compelling interplay of aromatics and exquisitely layered fruit, all supported by a real feeling of phenolic intensity. While the 2007 is seductive, the 2006 is virile and imposing, with the statuesque lift of a Giacometti sculpture. All the elements meld together in a complete, alluring Champagne that will continue to drink beautifully for many decades. In 2006, the Pinot Noir was already being farmed biodynamically, while the Chardonnay was still under conversion.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,124.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £1,250.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The finest rendition of this cuvée that Lécaillon has produced to date—and, indeed, one of the finest wines produced by any of Champagne's important houses in the last two or three decades—is the 2008 Cristal Rosé, a brilliant wine that derives from a mere four of the 45 plots that are candidates for inclusion in Cristal: two blocks of Pinot Noir from Aÿ, one of Chardonnay from Mesnil and another from Avize, and I suspect that its origin in the crème de la crème of Roederer's Cristal-worthy holdings has even more to do with the extra dimension it possesses above and beyond its white counterpart than the delicate infusion of Pinot Noir phenolics that give it its delicate pink hue. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of wild strawberries, tangerine, warm pastry and crisp green orchard fruit, the 2008 is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a racy but beautifully integrated spine of acidity, a multidimensional core and a searingly chalky and laser-focused finish. Impeccably balanced and harmonious, this superb wine represents one of the qualitative peaks of this great vintage. It will be seven or eight years until it truly starts to blossom, but its benchmark quality is already glaringly apparent.
As per photos, 1515186 RP 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 2x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,250.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,086.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2008 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The finest rendition of this cuvée that Lécaillon has produced to date—and, indeed, one of the finest wines produced by any of Champagne's important houses in the last two or three decades—is the 2008 Cristal Rosé, a brilliant wine that derives from a mere four of the 45 plots that are candidates for inclusion in Cristal: two blocks of Pinot Noir from Aÿ, one of Chardonnay from Mesnil and another from Avize, and I suspect that its origin in the crème de la crème of Roederer's Cristal-worthy holdings has even more to do with the extra dimension it possesses above and beyond its white counterpart than the delicate infusion of Pinot Noir phenolics that give it its delicate pink hue. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of wild strawberries, tangerine, warm pastry and crisp green orchard fruit, the 2008 is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a racy but beautifully integrated spine of acidity, a multidimensional core and a searingly chalky and laser-focused finish. Impeccably balanced and harmonious, this superb wine represents one of the qualitative peaks of this great vintage. It will be seven or eight years until it truly starts to blossom, but its benchmark quality is already glaringly apparent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Champagne 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,086.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2009 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £624.00
2009

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2009 (2x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

A wine of sublime delicacy and finesse, the 2009 Cristal Rosé is simply magnificent. The 2009 is surprisingly refined, silky and nuanced for a wine from a warm vintage. The red and floral-infused overtones are quite attractive, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that places it among the best new releases of the year. Over the years, I have had the chance to taste many vintages of Cristal Rosé, a Champagne that needs bottle age to be at its very best. I suspect that will be the case here as well. Don't miss it.
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 2x75cl 1 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £624.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,079.00
2012

Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Just about as good as it gets, the 2012 Cristal Rosé is a magical effort based on 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay. It’s a powerful, medium to full-bodied, incredibly textured rosé offering a huge amount of salty, chalky minerality as well as awesome notes of white cherries, orange blossom, caramelized apples, and toasted bread. It shows the ripe, rounded richness of the 2012 vintage yet has bright, racy acidity, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. It opens up nicely with air and will ideally be given 2-4 years of bottle age, and it should evolve for 2-3 decades.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Champagne 1x150cl 5 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,079.00

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