2009 Louis Roederer 'Cristal' Champagne 1.5L

$629.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Is there a better look than to roll into a party with a bottle of vintage Cristal? Tsar Alexander II didn't think so, and we can't think of one either. Champagne expert Richard Juhlin agrees: Cristal is today the most sought-after cuvée de prestige, and has perhaps the most appetizing appearance of any wine in the world…Every vintage is stunning. Buy all the Roederer wines you come across!"

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon
Vintage:
2009
Aging:
6 years on lees
Oak Treatment:
84% Stanless Steel, 16% Oak
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir
SKU #:
1039141
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Wine Spectator

White peach and acacia blossom aromas accent the flavors of poached apple, gingersnap biscuit, pastry cream and spun honey in this harmonious Champagne. The satiny mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focused acidity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030. 2,645 cases imported.

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Wine Enthusiast

The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roderer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp and bright. As it matures, it will deepen and become even more intense. Drink now if you must, but preferably wait until 2019.

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Vinous

Rich, creamy and radiant, the 2009 Cristal captures all of the natural generosity of the vintage while also retaining a good bit of freshness and aromatic intensity. Immediate and totally sensual in its allure, the 2009 will drink well with minimal cellaring. All things considered, at this stage, the 2009 comes across as relatively restrained for a wine from a warm year.

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James Suckling

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. Drink now.