1985 Louis Roederer - Cristal 750ml

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JR 19.5   WA 93   RJ 93   Collector 
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19.5

Very rich biscuity nose. Quite stunning combination of elegance and weight. Lovely stage in its evolution. The first wine of the tasting that seems perfectly ready to drink. Very complete and flattering. No harsh acidity or astringence. Well mannered, though certainly not the biggest of the Cristal vintages.

Drink Dates: 1997-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

No tasting note.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 96

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Richard Juhlin | Rating: 93

This wine is now in a dormant elusive phase where the nose is slightly less luxuriant than in its youth. The 79 went through the same rest period at a corresponding age, then went on later to bloom in full splendor. The 1985 Cristal is otherwise just as delicious as it sounds—an aristocratic Champagne with a wonderfully long aftertaste of creme caramel.

Author: Richard Juhlin
Issue: Issue 1

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Augie
Trust Rating: 32
Tasted On: 01/11/2010
lemon creme, sesame oil, onion grass, outfuckingstanding juice

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

115 bottles owned by 45 collectors.

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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.

See other similar producers: Billecart-Salmon, Ployez-Jacquemart

Wine Varietal: Champagne Blend


Three major varieties are used in a Champagne Blend: Chardonnay, which provides a smooth, creamy texture and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which provide depth and backbone. Most Champagne is non-vintage (NV), produced with grapes from several different vintages. Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years and must contain 80% grapes from that year. Champagne, France is the only region permitted to put "Champagne" on the label.

Blanc de Blancs: Meaning "white of white," blanc de blancs Champagne is 100% Chardonnay.

Blanc de Noirs: Meaning "white of red," is 100% Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend.

Rose Champagne: A small amount of still red wine is added during the blending process, creating a rose hue.

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