2002 Louis Roederer - Cristal 750ml

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2002 Louis Roederer - Cristal
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Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | 96+

Roederer's 2002 Cristal is still in its infant, fresh stage. Subtle notes of pears, flowers, spices, mint, minerals and oak are woven into a cashmere-like frame of extraordinary grace and elegance. This beautifully-sculpted Champagne possesses notable clarity but with the additional depth of fruit that is characteristic of this vintage. It is a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level. In 2002, Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay with 10 grams of dosage. 20% of the wine was fermented in oak. This is Lot : L030351A107809. This bottle was disgorged in June 28th, 2007.

Drink Dates: 2010-2032
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 180

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Richard Juhlin | 93

My expectations were not entirely fulfilled since this wine plays in exactly the same league as the ordinary vintage wine and the Blanc de Blancs this time. Sublime and aristocratic of course, but not as full-bodied as the vintage wine. Wonderfully feminine elegance just a month later.

Author: Richard Juhlin

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Wine Spectator | 92

A suave customer, with hints of citrus, berry and coffee. Harmonious and refined, with freshness and a bright structure. The finish shows a lot of potential, with a mouthwatering aftertaste. Better than previously reviewed.

Drink Dates: 2009-2030
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Issue: Web

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Score: 96
Author: G
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/06/2014
Score: 93
Author: wineme.310
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 10/05/2014
Drink Dates: 2010-2024
Score: 96
Author: kukie
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/26/2012
Delicious !!
Score: 97
Author: flavio
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/01/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2015
Score: 94
Author: Paul and Alanna
Tasted On: 06/03/2010
Silky smooth Champagne. In all honesty, this was our first venture into sparkling wine, but I was blow away. So much to the extent that I had to try other sparklings later on that week and nothing came close... still can't decide if an extra $400 is worth the Rose, but this was great!
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About This Producer

Located just south of Reims, Louis Roederer is one of the largest remaining independent Champagne houses in France. It has been owned by the Rouzaud family since it was founded in 1776, and is most famous for producing the premium champagne Cristal. Tsar Nicholas II nominated Louis Roederer as the official wine supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia, and thus it became known as the "Champagne of the Tsars," or "Champagne of the Stars." Today, Roederer continues the tradition of producing fabulous champagne using century old methods yielding spectacular results.

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