James Suckling: 97 Points “A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It's round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don't notice them. Very vinous style.”
Decanter: 97 Points “Translucent, shimmering gold indicates a wine of poised ripeness; beautiful scents of orange blossom merge with sense of great chalky terroir. The purity and sublime texture of the mouthfeel owes a lot to non-malolactic winemaking which maintains freshness after the uninterrupted warmth of summer to harvest end. Also it also shows the essential true fruit now and for 20 years to come. Long lingering finish. A great supremely elegant Champagne.”
Often referred to as the “Tsar’s Wine,” Louis Roederer’s most famous Champagne was created in 1876. This was to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II. The emperor had requested that Roederer reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year. In order to distinguish it, this exquisite Champagne would come in a flat-bottomed, transparent lead crystal bottle; thus, the brand name Cristal came to be. Aged for 6 years in Roederer’s cellars, it is astonishingly well-balanced and can be preserved for over twenty years without losing a touch of its remarkable freshness. An invitation to ultimate luxury, Cristal 2009 is genuine crystalline purity.
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
- White Blend
- Champagne Brut