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Cristal Champagne 2008
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008 may well be the best ever, the critic scores are a testament to that…
- 100 points, “Ultraprecise Cristal.” – James Suckling
- 100 points, “A superb wine.” – Wine Enthusiast
- 98+ points, “A real head-turner… breath-taking.” – Antonio Galloni
- 97+ points, “The most exciting 2008 Champagne I have tasted thus far.” – Wine Advocate
- 19.5 points, “Very special.” – Jancis Robinson
A seminal Champagne whatever the vintage, however, this is truly something special, having received the lowest dosage and longest lees ageing of any Cristal ever. World-renowned Champagne critic Richard Juhlin says of this Champagne: “Every vintage is stunning. Buy all the Roederer wines you come across.” None more so than this vintage.
Established in 1776, Louis Roederer is one of the few remaining independent, family-owned Champagne houses. By 1876 the House had achieved such a reputation for quality that the second Louis Roederer was asked by Tsar Alexander II to create a new Champagne, Cristal, for the exclusive use of the Russian Tsars. Made exclusively from the best grapes of Louis Roederer’s own vineyards, which are all organically farmed and some in conversion to biodynamic. It's a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, of which 25% has been vinified in oak, giving the wine a full, round body and texture that is characteristic for the House style. Released ten years after the vintage, this was held back as it needed more time than the 2009. Something akin to sparkling Grand Cru Burgundy, expect warm brioche, toasted almonds, apple crumble, orange zest, forest floor, crunchy peach and a racy grapefruit finish. Pair with lobster, smoked salmon, white truffles and the most decadent of risottos, or pop it in the cellar as this will age for years.£28.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2804642
Style No.: 700742
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12%
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