Louis Roederer : Cristal 2007, Fine Wine from Champagne, France - Millesima-usa.com
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Louis Roederer : Cristal 2007

SKU:3008/07 Champagne - White - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 95
  • J. Robinson : 18

Wine Enthusiast, 95 Points

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"Among the most iconic Champagnes, this wine always reflects its vintage. In this 2007, coming from a good, not great year, the wine is developing more quickly than is sometimes the case. It is now showing as a beautiful, balanced wine ripe with apples while also hinting at almonds and a yeasty character. The wine has such style, elegant with its fragrant acidity and complex structure."



Wine Advocate-Parker :
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon calls Cristal the first terroir cuvée of the Champagne. He furthers, It's not just Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, but the chalk that brings the ultimate finesse, length and precision of Cristal. Forty-five blocks with averaging age of 43-years-old, low-yielding vines form the base of Cristal, which is usually made of approximately 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Due to an early bud break (end of March) and the wet summer, the 2007 was picked at the end of August, so almost 100 days after the flowering instead of the normal 93-95 days. There is a bit less Pinot Noir than usual (57%) and accordingly, more Chardonnay (43%) in the 2007 Cristal. This Champagne comes along in a golden color and with a deep and matured, yet well-defined bouquet of ripe yellow fruits and honey notes. Full-bodied, round and very complex, the generous 2007 is a perfect mix of ripe fruit and precise minerality. It is a silky textured, pure and precise, as well as powerful and expressive Champagne. It has great tension and grip in the very long and persistent finish. Great expression of chalk. The 2007 was disgorged in 2015. The 2009 is to be released in September; the 2008 won't be in the market earlier than January 2018. Neither a 2010 nor a 2011 will be released, but a 2012.

Alcohol 12°
Grape varieties Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
J. Robinson 18
Parker/WA 95
Wine Spectator 94
J. Suckling 96
Allergens Contains sulfites
Producer/Bottled By
Appellation Champagne
Color White
In-Stock In-Stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Louis Roederer
Wine certification AOC
Area Champagne
Sweetness Brut
$249.00
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