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2006 Louis Roederer Cristal

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
abv 12.0%
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend
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SKU: 58063-2006

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Complex but very youthful nose. So tight and coiled. Still so tight it's almost metallic on the finish. What a shame it is that people are drinking this already. There is massive density here but not ' yet ' that much flavour and development. Lots going on in the finish. Very long. Wait!!!!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 97

    Deep pinot-driven presence is the first and lasting impression. Power with control. Superfine bead, bread and spiced biscuits, candied ripe red fruits and a sense of tight-knit complexity. Some grapefruit, lemon pith & gently flinty notes too - impressive nose. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, mouth-filling and flavorsome with a core of the same biscuity red fruit flavor, savory nutty notes and a wrap of assertive, persistent acidity that holds rich powerful flavor deep and focused whilst maintaining a polished, gently creamy texture. Long chalky bread and biscuit finish. A superb pinot-driven vintage.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Roederer's 2006 Brut Cristal is striking in its sense of lift and delicacy, serving as one of many instances where those bringing preconceptions of this vintage's warmth and ripeness of fruit to their experience may be pleasantly surprised. A nose of fresh apple, fennel and cucumber sets up associations with a slaw or salad that are crisply, lusciously and refreshingly redeemed on the palate. A garland of honeysuckle and heliotrope complements subtle suggestions of raw almond and vanilla, while alkaline and iodine notes as well as cooling but pungent green herbal notes add to the soothing yet stimulating finish. This exceptionally poised, refined, and buoyant performance is apt to gain depth with a few years' bottle age.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    This elegant version shows beautiful texture and a sense of finesse despite the underlying power of vibrant acidity and smoky minerality.
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Rating: 97

    Broad, ample and resonant on the palate, the 2006 Cristal dazzles with its pure richness and volume. Readers need to give the 2006 another 4-5 years in bottle, perhaps longer, as the wine appears to be shutting down a bit. Tasted next to the 2002, today the 2006 is a bit less opulent but just as intense, layered and deep. This is a fabulous showing. 10,000 cases imported in the US. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drank more like a still than Champagne (but wasn't flat). Restrained yeast. Well balanced and not too sweet.
    Author: Mike N296
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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Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 636 bottles owned
  • 110 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 110 collectors)