This is the 4th year I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a bottle of Champagne Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Champagne with my wonderful Mr Spittoon.
Wasn’t he a smart man when he decided to propose with not only a ring but a bottle of this champagne which has now turned into a tradition for our wedding anniversary 😜
As we had to order this one online, we enjoyed it a bit after our anniversary, before setting off on our Christmas holiday and boy is it tasting bloody brilliant this year!
In the glass it’s a pale gold shade. Notes of vanilla pastries, raspberries, apples baking spice and aromatic cedar rise from the glass. In the mouth it’s wonderfully smooth, dry and well rounded with hints of honeyed fruits and nuts plus a long citrusy finish. Mmmm.. there definitely wasn’t enough in the bottle!
You can read my tasting note from last year here: https://travellingcorkscrew.com.au/blog/champagne-louis-roederer-2004-cristal/
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine — 2 years ago
Amazing. Excellent. The 1999 opened on New Year's eve 2019.
Lovely aroma of what I like to call violets and perhaps geraniums. Smooth, well balanced. Good color. Good acidity. Cherries, mushrooms, dash or hint of orange peel, bacon and something like fish.
Incredible wine. — 6 months ago
Smooth tannins, ripe red berries. Great NYE wine with a bone-in New York steak — 6 months ago
Excellent modern style Pomerol with full of ripe red fruit and dark dried cherries with lots of tannin and slight hints of gravel. Beautiful Bordeaux but young yet goes marvellously well with a traditional beef Wellington. Cheers and happy New Years to all — 6 months ago
Happy new year DL peeps.
Enjoying this, but we both felt it was extra brut, rather than the brut label designation.
Typical champers notes of brioche and almonds. Good citrus grip, which finishes with muscular bubbles and a near bone-dry finish. Not quite our style, but still good. — 6 months ago