Louis Roederer is one of the few great Champagne houses still in family ownership. Famous for the prestigious ‘Cristal’ created especially for Czar Alexander II, Louis Roederer’s main focus has always been on quality and individuality. Read more about Louis Roederer.
Cristal is an iconic Champagne with concentrated flavours of stone fruits combined with a magnificent purity, minerality, silky texture and a fine lengthy finish. Can be kept for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character.
The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth.- 98 pts Vinous
Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavors. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well.- 98 pts James Suckling