Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.42023 ratings
9.4535 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

This is wonderful. Bright and fresh. A dazzling midpalate with Cristal sweetness, lemon, a steely drive. Powerful and beautifully balanced. Great stuff with decades ahead of it

This is wonderful. Bright and fresh. A dazzling midpalate with Cristal sweetness, lemon, a steely drive. Powerful and beautifully balanced. Great stuff with decades ahead of it

Jul 1st, 2018
Fraser McKinley

This was fantastic; lemon, brioche, finesse and some richness. I haven’t had one in years and can only imagine how good the 2008 is - 2009

This was fantastic; lemon, brioche, finesse and some richness. I haven’t had one in years and can only imagine how good the 2008 is - 2009

Jun 22nd, 2018
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.8

One of the greatest young Champagnes I’ve ever had and by far the finest Cristal. An epic wine. Can’t wait to see it in 10years. Power. Depth. Length. Texture is supple. Salty. Savory. Lemon rind. Has it all.

One of the greatest young Champagnes I’ve ever had and by far the finest Cristal. An epic wine. Can’t wait to see it in 10years. Power. Depth. Length. Texture is supple. Salty. Savory. Lemon rind. Has it all.

Jun 14th, 2018
Conrad Green

Sweet notes. Very supple and open. Plush throughout. Very complete

Sweet notes. Very supple and open. Plush throughout. Very complete

Jun 10th, 2018
Lance E. Farman

Rating #2000. Solid 9.4

Rating #2000. Solid 9.4

Jun 3rd, 2018
Ron R
8.8

Celebrating with my boys in Pittsburgh. Great moments...
Nose displays yeast, slightly musty and soft oak. Palate shows lemon citrus, pears with hints of honey. This is awkward as the wine is declining. Finishes bone-dry. Get after these now.

Celebrating with my boys in Pittsburgh. Great moments...
Nose displays yeast, slightly musty and soft oak. Palate shows lemon citrus, pears with hints of honey. This is awkward as the wine is declining. Finishes bone-dry. Get after these now.

May 27th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Wellll this is my second favorite of the Champagnes I just got schooled in as part of the effervescence LA event I’m lucky enough to be attending for @Delectable Wine ! It is also Geoff Kruth’s first pick. What can I say... it is classic. Elegant. Toast and almost caramel on the nose. It reminds me of a toasty communion bread dipped in perfect church grape juice and I know that sounds basic but this is like...magical communion. I’d commune with it all day.

Wellll this is my second favorite of the Champagnes I just got schooled in as part of the effervescence LA event I’m lucky enough to be attending for @Delectable Wine ! It is also Geoff Kruth’s first pick. What can I say... it is classic. Elegant. Toast and almost caramel on the nose. It reminds me of a toasty communion bread dipped in perfect church grape juice and I know that sounds basic but this is like...magical communion. I’d commune with it all day.

May 3rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

2 May 2018

2 May 2018

May 2nd, 2018
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9.6

Rich, creamy and radiant, the 2009 Cristal captures all of the natural generosity of the vintage while also retaining a good bit of freshness and aromatic intensity. Immediate and totally sensual in its allure, the 2009 will drink well with minimal cellaring. All things considered, at this stage, the 2009 comes across as relatively restrained for a wine from a warm year. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

Rich, creamy and radiant, the 2009 Cristal captures all of the natural generosity of the vintage while also retaining a good bit of freshness and aromatic intensity. Immediate and totally sensual in its allure, the 2009 will drink well with minimal cellaring. All things considered, at this stage, the 2009 comes across as relatively restrained for a wine from a warm year. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

May 1st, 2018
Darren Guillaume

1996 Rosé is a perfect start. Stone fruit on the nose. Very long finish with just the right amount of oxidative quality that makes it pair well with Crab. Cindy, Clay and Laura love it as well.

1996 Rosé is a perfect start. Stone fruit on the nose. Very long finish with just the right amount of oxidative quality that makes it pair well with Crab. Cindy, Clay and Laura love it as well.

May 1st, 2018