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    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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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £513.43
    2002

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    The 2002 Cristal is now entering its first plateau of maturity, which makes it a terrific Champagne for drinking now. Hints of apricot, brioche, lemon confit, honey, hazelnut, baked apple tart and spice give the 2002 striking layers of nuance. Rich and generous, the 2002 show plenty of the natural opulence of the year and yet retains terrific freshness as well. As always, Cristal is a blend of Pinot from Ay, Verzenay, Verzy and Beaumont sur Vesle, and Chardonnay from Mesnil, Cramant and Oger. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. This is the original 2010 disgorgement. What a wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 3 100.0 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £513.43
    Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £591.43
    2008

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 12 100.0 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £591.43
    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £710.23
    2000

    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000 (1x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    The 2000 Cristal Rosé emerges from the glass in a stunning display of well-articulated aromas and flavors. Everything in is perfect balance as this perfumed wine opens up in the glass in a style that recalls the weightless transparency of a great Burgundy. The finish is long, sweet and incredibly refined. I came back to the bottle several hours after opening, and the wine had blossomed into an extraordinary Champagne. In 2000 the Brut Cristal Rosé is 70% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and 30% Chardonnay from Mesnil, Avize and Oger. Roughly 15% of the wine was aged in oak. This is Lot: L029898D100064, disgorged February 1st, 2007.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 3 95.0 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £710.23
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £425.00
    2002

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (1x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    The 2002 Cristal is now entering its first plateau of maturity, which makes it a terrific Champagne for drinking now. Hints of apricot, brioche, lemon confit, honey, hazelnut, baked apple tart and spice give the 2002 striking layers of nuance. Rich and generous, the 2002 show plenty of the natural opulence of the year and yet retains terrific freshness as well. As always, Cristal is a blend of Pinot from Ay, Verzenay, Verzy and Beaumont sur Vesle, and Chardonnay from Mesnil, Cramant and Oger. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. This is the original 2010 disgorgement. What a wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 3 100.0 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £425.00
    Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £490.00
    2008

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 12 100.0 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £490.00
    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £589.00
    2000

    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000 (1x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    The 2000 Cristal Rosé emerges from the glass in a stunning display of well-articulated aromas and flavors. Everything in is perfect balance as this perfumed wine opens up in the glass in a style that recalls the weightless transparency of a great Burgundy. The finish is long, sweet and incredibly refined. I came back to the bottle several hours after opening, and the wine had blossomed into an extraordinary Champagne. In 2000 the Brut Cristal Rosé is 70% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and 30% Chardonnay from Mesnil, Avize and Oger. Roughly 15% of the wine was aged in oak. This is Lot: L029898D100064, disgorged February 1st, 2007.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Champagne 1x75cl 3 95.0 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £589.00

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