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2009 Roederer Cristal Vintage Champagne

2009 Roederer Cristal Vintage Champagne

2009 Roederer Cristal Vintage Champagne

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93+ Points
Cristal embodies the paradox at the heart of great Champagne - incredibly powerful yet incredibly poised. Palate weight and yeasty richness conveys real power (especially in this warmer year) while bright and crystalline acidity brings perfect finesse and 'buoyancy'. This is not only an icon of sophistication (the Tsar's favourite etc.) but each bottle is the embodiment of it.

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Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir Chardonnay Blend

Its Origins

A man of great taste and an inveterate researcher, Louis Roederer II fashioned an exclusive champagne for Tsar Nicolas II and launched a novel concept: the very first Cuvée de Prestige. It was created in 1876 and named ‘Cristal’. Ever since, the subtlety and elegance of Cristal have forged Louis Roederer’s reputation for excellence. A wonderful family-owned Champagne house founded in 1776, Louis Roederer has a tremendous reputation for quality.The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. 80% of the firm's needs are supplied by their own, magnificent, 444 acres of vineyard holdings. Louis Roederer's Pinot Noir based non-vintage Brut Premier is powerful and richly-honeyed and is far superior to most other producers` vintage Champagnes. In 1876 Louis Roederer created the now famous Cristal, at the request of Alexander II. This once intensely sweet wine is now one of the most luscious, deeply flavoured champagnes available, with the '88, '89 and '90 among the greatest Cristals ever released.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Decanter Magazine

Translusent, shimmering gold indicates a wine of poised ripeness; beautiful scents of orange blossom merge with sense of great chalky terroir. The purity and sublime texture of the mouthfeel owes a lot to non-malolactic winemaking which maintains freshness after the uninterrupted warmth of summer to harvest end. Also it also shows the essential true fruit now and for 20 years to come. Long lingering finish. A great supremely elegant Champagne. Dosage 8 g/l.

97/100 Doctor Wine

Cristal is a cuvee made with grapes from the Grands Cru of Montage de Reims, Valle de la Marne and Cotes des Blancs with the wine sitting on the lees for around six years before aging for eight months in the bottle after it was disgorged, with a dosage of 8g/l. In the glass the wine has a luminous golden color and an intense and fresh aroma from the fullness of the fruit with notes of citrus, ripe passion fruit, star anise and gooseberry, followed by a gourmandize sensation of hazelnut butter and toasted barley with a saline hint that will return in the flavor but which in the nose is a cloud of chalk. The mouthfeel has volume and tension, scenic presence and pure freshness, a giant step that animates the dynamic depth and wins you over with its energy that does not fade for a long time.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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