1996 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’

$1,100.00

Located in Reims with 240 hectares of vineyards strategically spread across 16 villages including key sites in Montagne De Reims, Vallee De La Marne and Cotes Des Blancs, Louis Roederer has grown to be the largest independent and family owned Houses in Champagne.

When Chef De Cave Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon was asked regarding the “Blend” he simply replied “We do not blend, we combine” which is true to his base principles across the Roederer portfolio. In Combination with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is the selected choice varietal and is expertly balanced to achieve desired depth and character in all his Champagne ranges.

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Description

97 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
A light silvery hue. The bouquet is still firmly in its first stages of evolution but unfurls in the glass, offering notes of clear honey, acacia, a touch of smoke, a hint of white peach and pink grapefruit. Gaining freshness and intensity with aeration. The palate is beautifully balanced with a bewitching sense of symmetry. Elegant and caressing towards the finish with touches of orange-blossom and apricot. Superb length. Wonderful.

97 Points Antonio Galloni
The 1996 Cristal is another highlight in a tasting full of thrilling wines. Cristal is all about finesse, nuance and understatement, all of which come through in spades here. Hints of apricot jam and wild flowers are laced into the soft, super-expressive finish.

98 Points Decanter
A dazzling achievement in a tricky year. Emphatic punch of acidity has been moulded into electric energy and thrust, while keeping the saline vinosity. Life changing. Exceptional.

Additional information

Producer

Louis Roederer

Vintage

1996

Region

Champagne

Size

Bottle

Types

Sparkling