Louis Roederer, Cristal, 1999

Champagne, Champagne, France

Louis Roederer, Cristal, 1999

Champagne, Champagne, France





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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102651 Label Quality: Excellent condition, though original gift cartons have some signs of cellar damage/wear & tear
Estate Notes

Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1999 was one of the stars of the vintage and is in excellent condition, complete with original gift carton.

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, the 1999 Cristal 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. Louis Roederer does not display a disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage Brut." eRobertParker.com

"High-toned and floral, with hints of coconut and spice. Firm and lively. Needs a little time to integrate and resolve the fine mousse with the tactile finish. More backward and powerful than most 1999s, this has potential." Wine Spectator