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Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005

Your Price: $275.00

Producer: Louis Roederer
Optimum drinking: 2020-2030
Rating: 97 – Wine Enthusiast
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon
Appellation: A.O.C. Champagne
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Louis Roederer’s Cristal is regarded by many as the first prestige Champagne 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. Louis 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.

“...a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness. It is full of apple flavor, and the mousse is very fine and almost imperceptible. As so often with a beautifully blended wine like this, a few minutes breathing brings out extra complex flavors.” Wine Enthusiast

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

Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005