Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 2012 6L
Today Louis Roederer remains one of the very few remaining family owned Houses in Champagne with 7th generation Frederic Rouzaud at the helm. Each Collection is a change of gear, a new chapter in the Champagne House 'world of taste. Always unique, yet always decidedly Roederer!
Cristal is the flagship cuvée from Louis Roederer. Created in 1876, it is composed of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.
2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, difficult conditions often lead to great things… The low yields, due to the unpredictable weather, combined with continental conditions towards the end of the season, gave us unusual levels of maturity, resulting in rich, full-bodied and structured wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne.
Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavors. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long Pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well. - James Suckling, 98 Points
The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%
Country - France
Region - Champagne
Vintage - 2012
Bottle Size - 6 Litre
ABV - 12%
Closure - Cork