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Louis Roederer, Cristal, 2004

Champagne, Champagne, France

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Louis Roederer, Cristal, 2004

Champagne, Champagne, France

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£190.00
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£190.00

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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40% Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon Optimum Drinking: 2019-2034 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102527 Label Quality: Original gift boxes.
Estate Notes

Louis Roederer’s Cristal 2004 comes in its original gift carton. Perfect as a gift or for a very 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.

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

Reviews

“The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal.” Antonio Galloni

“Spicy citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by chalk, white flowers and a touch of smokiness. Taut, linear lemon and orange rind flavors give way to deeper pear in the mid-palate and pick up notes of honeysuckle and toasted grain with air. Still very young but shows excellent promise. Finishes with good mineral cut and sappy persistence.” Josh Raynolds