Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.586 ratings
9.520 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant.

At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant.

Oct 11th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.6

I get the hype, lovely electricity.

I get the hype, lovely electricity.

Jun 7th, 2019
Craig Mitchell

Stunning acid line with creamy cheesy toasty flavours. Gorgeous wine.

Stunning acid line with creamy cheesy toasty flavours. Gorgeous wine.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Conrad Green

Light. full and pretty. Loads of life both now and ahead. More ahead. Wonderful- one for the ages.

Light. full and pretty. Loads of life both now and ahead. More ahead. Wonderful- one for the ages.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Ira Schwartz

The hype is real , endless finish

The hype is real , endless finish

Nov 28th, 2018
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Aged 10 years on the yeast. Subtle and rich and the same time, with superb balance and length. Seems a shame to drink now.; best to wait 5-10 years.

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Aged 10 years on the yeast. Subtle and rich and the same time, with superb balance and length. Seems a shame to drink now.; best to wait 5-10 years.

Sep 24th, 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
Stephen Redenbaugh

Near perfection! Light, ethereal, lively balanced acidity. Still a bit young, but absolutely stunning with best restaurant impression of traditional Thanksgiving I’ve ever had. Thanks for so much!

Near perfection! Light, ethereal, lively balanced acidity. Still a bit young, but absolutely stunning with best restaurant impression of traditional Thanksgiving I’ve ever had. Thanks for so much!

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2019
Fredybeans

A l aveugle
Robe jaune clair
Nez vegetal verveine fruit jaune
Bouche ample fraîche et cœur de bouche énorme de gourmande avant une finale ultra longue et fraîche
Respect

A l aveugle
Robe jaune clair
Nez vegetal verveine fruit jaune
Bouche ample fraîche et cœur de bouche énorme de gourmande avant une finale ultra longue et fraîche
Respect

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2019
Evan Bienstock

Accepted a new job after 4 months of interviews (at 1 place), so we figured that was a 2008 Cristal moment. Believe the hype. This is terrific. Period. Best champagne I’ve had in ... ever...?

Accepted a new job after 4 months of interviews (at 1 place), so we figured that was a 2008 Cristal moment. Believe the hype. This is terrific. Period. Best champagne I’ve had in ... ever...?

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2019