Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

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This is so fresh and tense and mineral with extremely exuberant chardonnay notes on the nose of white peach, lemon and yellow grapefruit, and hints of almost brambly sous bois aromas. The yeast characters are also super fresh, and there are subtle woody notes, with a hint of vanilla bean and light spices. The palate is super long, and very pure, powerful and focused. It drives deep and taut. Pinot noir is a strong core and the chardonnay sits at the edge offering lemon and white nectarine sorbet flavors. Staggeringly concentrated, yet the balance makes it seem airy and light. Acidity is perfectly positioned, and the power is intense and long. This is an ultra precise Cristal, finishing with a mere suggestion of savoriness and warmth to come. Impressive on release, this will be at its best drinking from 2025.
100 James Suckling  
100 Wine Enthusiast  
100 Jeb Dunnuck  
99 Vinous  
98 Wine Advocate  
97 Wine Spectator  
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  • Year 2008
  • Colour White
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • Sub Region NA
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 12.00°
  • Drinking Window 2022 - 2050
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 108254220080600750
Reviews (6)
100 James Suckling  
100 Wine Enthusiast  
100 Jeb Dunnuck  
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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