Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne 2009 - ENGRAVED Gift Box
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Cristal is yet another jewel in our crown; prepare yourselves for happy faces... It conjures the image of celebration and memorable occasions for us. Have you been waiting for a reason to make Chardonnay lobster with rhubarb or oysters with a Champagne zabaglione? Here it is! Because this showstopper of a Champagne is so spectacular with egg dishes, it is the perfect accompaniment to a holiday caviar brunch, or just a big glistening bowl of caviar at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Fill your glasses and get your Fa La La on wine lovers!
James Suckling: "A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It's round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don't notice them. Very vinous style. Drink now." Oct 2016
Wine Enthusiast: "The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roderer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp and bright. As it matures, it will deepen and become even more intense. Drink now if you must, but preferably wait until 2019." Dec 2016
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2009 Cristal literally shimmers on the palate, showing great depth and purity in its sumptuous layers of fruit. It is a magnificent wine endowed with superb length and exceptional overall balance. The 2009 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The percentage of wine aged in oak is 15%, which is down slightly from previous vintages." Jul 2010
Wine Spectator: "White peach and acacia blossom aromas accent the flavors of poached apple, gingersnap biscuit, pastry cream and spun honey in this harmonious Champagne. The satiny mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focused acidity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030." Nov 2016
Varietal: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
12.0 Aging: 20% matured in oak casks, 5 years
Region: Champagne, France