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2004 Louis Roederer - Cristal

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
abv 12.0%
  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend
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SKU: 58063-2004-1500-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($229; 55% pinot noir and 45% chardonnay) Light, bright gold. Spicy citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by chalk, white flowers and a touch of smokiness. Taut, linear lemon and orange rind flavors give way to deeper pear in the mid-palate and pick up notes of honeysuckle and toasted grain with air. Still very young but shows excellent promise. Finishes with good mineral cut and sappy persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Floral, citrus and spice aromas and flavors are at the forefront of this filigree, delicate Champagne, which is harmonious and well-defined, with a long aftertaste of roasted nut and toast. Very dry.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    From magnum, the magnum we at Team Jancis won a year ago for being voted first ever winner of the Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards. Wonderfully dense, meaty champagne with quite staggering persistence. More savoury than sweet although there's a certain creaminess to the texture. A very glamorous, sumptuous wine indeed that is already fun to drink, even from magnum, but which should continue to gain complexity for many years. Something burnished about its impact, and I'm not referring to the orange cellophane wrapper. ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. This is Lot L033331E100008, disgorged January, 2010.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Leung Ryan
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Crisp and complex with notes of pear and vanilla.
    Author: mnichter
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Refreshing, slightly higher acidity.
    Author: riffmaker
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

  • 1091 bottles owned
  • 137 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 137 collectors)