Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

75cl

Cristal was originally created by Louis Roederer to fulfill the request of Tsar Alexander II for a Champagne suitable to his own style and tastes. The house produced an exceptional Champagne presented in a crystal bottle with fruit selected from seven of the top crus in the region. This is an incredible wine that is released when ready to drink but will also reward cellaring and ageing. 

  • €220.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

Cristal was originally created by Louis Roederer to fulfill the request of Tsar Alexander II for a Champagne suitable to his own style and tastes. The house produced an exceptional Champagne presented in a crystal bottle with fruit selected from seven of the top crus in the region. This is an incredible wine that is released when ready to drink but will also reward cellaring and ageing. 

Fact Sheet
Ageing Age up until 2030 or drink now.
Fluid 75cl
Alcohol % 12%
Style Champagne
Country France
Vintage 2012
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Decanter 97 Points. Translucent, shimmering gold indicates a wine of poised ripeness; beautiful scents of orange blossom merge with sense of great chalky terroir. The purity and sublime texture of the mouthfeel owes a lot to non-malolactic winemaking which maintains freshness after the uninterrupted warmth of summer to harvest end. Also it also shows the essential true fruit now and for 20 years to come. Long lingering finish. A great supremely elegant Champagne.
Wine Enthusiast 97 Points. The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roederer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp and bright. As it matures, it will deepen and become even more intense. Drink now if you must, but preferably wait until 2019.

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