Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.5237 ratings
9.571 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Pale light yellow gold. Lively constant tiny bubbles. Deep round nose with high pitched fruit. Notes of pear, grapefruit, chalk and limestone. With more air you find some citrus and honeysuckle. Chewy in the mouth with great mouthfeel. Coats the entire mouth. Long finish lingers a minute or more. Velvet. Killer juice. Was inspired to open one of these after seeing a friend’s TN this weekend. Glad I did.

Pale light yellow gold. Lively constant tiny bubbles. Deep round nose with high pitched fruit. Notes of pear, grapefruit, chalk and limestone. With more air you find some citrus and honeysuckle. Chewy in the mouth with great mouthfeel. Coats the entire mouth. Long finish lingers a minute or more. Velvet. Killer juice. Was inspired to open one of these after seeing a friend’s TN this weekend. Glad I did.

Dec 9th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Serious bottle.

Serious bottle.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Colin Heinrich

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

10

Wow, bright, citrus, mineral, Bosc pear, I think this was 99-100pts by someone. If I had to choose I prefer DP

Wow, bright, citrus, mineral, Bosc pear, I think this was 99-100pts by someone. If I had to choose I prefer DP

7 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2014
Renee Bourassa

Sommelier/Wine Director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Cause it's my job to drink wine. Sooo not unhappy about this one - fresh fresh fresh as a daisy! Beautifully precise (laser focused) acid, light wildflower honey on the nose... killer vintage... beaut now but will be even better in 5-10...

Cause it's my job to drink wine. Sooo not unhappy about this one - fresh fresh fresh as a daisy! Beautifully precise (laser focused) acid, light wildflower honey on the nose... killer vintage... beaut now but will be even better in 5-10...

7 people found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2013
Greg Koslosky

Not as good as previous bottles a little muted aromatically but the palate was fine . Maybe slightly corked .

Not as good as previous bottles a little muted aromatically but the palate was fine . Maybe slightly corked .

2 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2018
Christine Havens

As stately as I expected it to be (can one really expect anything less of a wine as legendary as Cristal in one of Champagne's most celebrated vintages?) glinting pale gold, the color of a freshly-minted coin. The 2002 Champagne Cristal Brut Millésimé is imbued with soaring notes of pear and smoke, brioche and chalk. Disgorged in 2009, this is a precise wine—it has a sort of crystalline weightless density, with fruit buoyed by a fine mousse, and edgy saline-tinged minerality emerging at the close. 10 grams dosage.

"You must be as precise as a Swiss watchmaker, I tell my team," our host, M. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Caves at Roederer stressed. Precision in spades.

As stately as I expected it to be (can one really expect anything less of a wine as legendary as Cristal in one of Champagne's most celebrated vintages?) glinting pale gold, the color of a freshly-minted coin. The 2002 Champagne Cristal Brut Millésimé is imbued with soaring notes of pear and smoke, brioche and chalk. Disgorged in 2009, this is a precise wine—it has a sort of crystalline weightless density, with fruit buoyed by a fine mousse, and edgy saline-tinged minerality emerging at the close. 10 grams dosage.

"You must be as precise as a Swiss watchmaker, I tell my team," our host, M. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Caves at Roederer stressed. Precision in spades.

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2016
Jason Lede


Butter, like butter baby . . .
Not no Parkay, not no margarine,
Strickly butter baby, strictly butter


Butter, like butter baby . . .
Not no Parkay, not no margarine,
Strickly butter baby, strictly butter

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015
Steven Gullo

Amazing focus and depth. Mineral, Pear, Golden Apple. Still quite primary and will last for many years to come.

Amazing focus and depth. Mineral, Pear, Golden Apple. Still quite primary and will last for many years to come.

Jan 13th, 2017
Amy Rehagen

Some uber delicious appley juice!!

Some uber delicious appley juice!!

Jun 25th, 2015
Scott Claffee

Outstanding. #HD2015 @heartsdelight Big bottle ballin.

Outstanding. #HD2015 @heartsdelight Big bottle ballin.

Apr 24th, 2015