Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne
The jewel of Louis Roederer House is Cristal, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II in France. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity.
Tasting Notes: A golden hue with soft, glowing highlights. Fine, steady, gentle bubbles. Powerful and complex on the palate, revealing a mixture of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum), juicy, ripe fruits (nectarine), citrus peel (candied orange) and finely-roasted nuts (hazelnut). The nose is simultaneously powdery and sweet, with elegant, chalky notes. Gentle, tactile and full-bodied on the palate. The bubbles create a gentle, vibrating sensation, then the wine becomes soft, dense and juicy. But it is the chalky freshness that quickly sets the tone: the sweetness becomes energetic and intense, giving the wine an elegant yet powerful texture. Fine, textured tannins reveal a poised and vinous dimension to the wine. The finish is savory and saline.
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay