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2006 Louis Roederer 'CRISTAL' Brut Champagne France - Gift Box


$245.00

Size: 750
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"Intense, refreshing, and exceptionally precise, the bouquet reveals a comprehensive and complex range of flavours—the ensemble is silky, full-bodied, luscious, and light, with a wonderful aromatic purity." — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master
  • Model: 1GY9
  • Size: 750

JS

97

Deep pinot-driven presence is the first and lasting impression. Power with control. Superfine bead, bread and spiced biscuits, candied ripe red fruits and a sense of tight-knit complexity. Some grapefruit, lemon pith & gently flinty notes too - impressive nose. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, mouth-filling and flavorsome with a core of the same biscuity red fruit flavor, savory nutty notes and a wrap of assertive, persistent acidity that holds rich powerful flavor deep and focused whilst maintaining a polished, gently creamy texture. Long chalky bread and biscuit finish. A superb pinot-driven vintage. - Nick Stock - James Suckling


AG

97

Broad, ample and resonant on the palate, the 2006 Cristal dazzles with its pure richness and volume. Readers need to give the 2006 another 4-5 years in bottle, perhaps longer, as the wine appears to be shutting down a bit. Tasted next to the 2002, today the 2006 is a bit less opulent but just as intense, layered and deep. This is a fabulous showing. 10,000 cases imported in the US.Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2014


IWC

95

(made from 55% pinot noir and 45% chardonnay; 20% of the wine was aged in oak; no malo, as usual): Light, bright gold. Heady mineral- and smoke-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas, with notes of fig, toasted nuts and sweet butter adding complexity and depth. Powerful, palate-staining poached pear and orange flavors are given spine by a smoky mineral quality, picking up floral and spicecake notes with air. Rich but lively and precise, finishing with superb clarity, power and spicy persistence. Drinking this Champagne now would be a shame given this cuvee's track record for aging. - Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2013 Josh Raynolds




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