Louis Roederer, Cristal, 2008, Champagne, France


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The legendary prestige Champagne, perhaps the most iconic after Dom Perignon - but Cristal is the Champagne lovers Champagne. It is made at a fraction of the volume of Dom in order to maintain true purity and excellence and is made from 100% Grand Cru fruit. A superb wine that is still rightfully considered as one of the greatest wines in the world.

A Pinot Noir led blend full of complex toasty delicious brioche aromas. Deep, citrusy, and elegant. Refreshing yet flavourful, bright yet brooding. It can age and improve for decades. Cristal is essentially Champagne perfection. The 2018 vintage is considered one of the finest years Chmpagne ever saw and the 2008 Cristal is an iconic wine which is already sold out around the world and tucked away in collections.

Louis Reoderer made Cristal originally at the request of the Imperial Russian court of Alexander II. Famously the wine comes in a clear bottle with a uniquely (and now iconic) flat bottom, this was because Alexander had a fear of being poisoned, and believed that the bottle would help him detect anything unusual in the wine!

Producer: Louis Roederer

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Grapes: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vintage: 2008

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