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1996 Louis Roederer Cristal

  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 98 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 58063-1996-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($175) Multidimensional nose offers baked apple, orange oil, acacia honey, white chocolate, toffee and earthy low tones. Expansive, superconcentrated and powerful but not aggressive, with wonderfully sweet flavors of orange, flowers and honey supported by strong underlying structure. An amazingly solid Champagne with the stuffing for extended development in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A paradox. This has weight yet a sensation of weightlessness thanks to its seamless texture and harmony. Still firm and forceful yet elegant, offering citrus, pastry, biscuit and hazelnut notes enmeshed in the creamy texture. Great structure for aging. 29,000 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Magnum.ÿ61% PN, 39% Chardonnay. 3% oak fermentation. A green hint. Tangy and very vibrant and nervy and vivacious. Very tight and firm and tightly laced like a corset. More depth and extract than in the '99 - very nerveux. About as much astringence as the 1999, still. Very firm. Very fine and tight and angular. This should make spectacular old bones - if it's allowed to.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Always great.
    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 5

    So perfect.
    Author: dav
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 579 bottles owned
  • 140 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 140 collectors)