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  • "This wine, infused like a fine perfume, unfolds with a medley of eternally fresh and intermingling flavours. Its fragrance is one of soft tangy fruit and flower petals along with a profusion of almond, bread and spicy nuances.Cristal Rosé 2013 reflects the light from its soil, a few drops of a perfect distillate, cast into a pure mould. It is the quintessence of a great Champagne poised to transcend the boundaries of time!."  Notes from the winery 

    Louis Roederer, "Cristal" Brut Champange 2013

    • Vintage


    • Varietal

      Champagne (60% Pinot Noir/40% Chardonnay)

    • Appellation

      Champagne, France

    • Wine Profile

      "I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large."  Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

    • Ratings

      98 Points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

      98 Points - James Suckling

      97 Points - Vinous