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Louis Roederer Cristal, AOC Champagne

  • Louis Roederer Cristal, AOC Champagne

Louis Roederer Cristal, AOC Champagne 2008

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‘…a perfect wine…majestic, profound, legendary…’
100/100 Jeb Dunnuck, December 2018
‘The Cristal 2008 is deep, intense and masterful. It offers the quintessential reflection of its chalk soils which lend it its velvety texture and delicate tension.’
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, cellar master

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By all accounts an extraordinary wine, even by the elevated standards of the brand. Chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon considers the 2008 his finest achievement in Cristal, and the critics have agreed enthusiastically.

This vintage was aged for ten years before release, with eight years' bottle ageing. Minimal use of yeast in the secondary fermentation and this long period in bottle have contributed to a focused, linear wine with a long and fascinating maturity ahead of it.

‘…Hedonistic rather than intellectual. Very special…’
19/20 Jancis Robinson, June 2018
‘…This latest incarnation of the famous brand is a superb wine…’
100/100 Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, December 2017
‘…an ultra precise Cristal, finishing with a mere suggestion of savoriness and warmth to come…’
100/100 James Suckling, January 2018
‘…Magnificent…’
98/100 Michael Edwards, Decanter, June 2018

Louis Roederer Cristal

Additional Information

Supplier's website Louis Roederer Champagne
Vintage 2008
certified organic mostly from biodynamically run vineyards
Grape variety 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Alcohol % 12%
Technical sheet Download supplier's pdf here

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