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Louis Roederer Cristal 1999

Your Price: $345.00

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Producer: Louis Roederer
Optimum drinking: 2018-2028
Rating: 98+ -
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%
Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon
Appellation: A.O.C. Champagne
Bottle report: Very good.

Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1999 is a legendary wine from a great Champagne vintage – perfect as a gift or for a really special occasion.

Regarded by many as the first prestige cuvee, Cristal was created for Alexander II of Russia in the late 19th century. As a result of the Tsar’s fear of assassination the glass bottle was made clear so that he could see the bubbles and be reassured that there wasn’t a bomb concealed within! The clear glass necessitates the anti-UV cellophane wrapper which prevents the deterioration of the wine in bottle. Roederer’s Champagnes are largely sourced from their own vineyards, which ensure that they complete control over the quality of fruit that goes into every single Champagne bottle.

“One of the finest Champagnes I have ever brought to my lips….bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple scents. Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors, and astoundingly long in the finish."

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Louis Roederer Cristal 1999