Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.559 ratings
9.615 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Epic, but also very tight. Even so, we drained the bottle very quickly. Superb.

Epic, but also very tight. Even so, we drained the bottle very quickly. Superb.

Feb 28th, 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
Conrad Green

Great depth to the fruit with sizzling acidity. Amazing material- built for aging but dazzling even now. Great fun now but super young

Great depth to the fruit with sizzling acidity. Amazing material- built for aging but dazzling even now. Great fun now but super young

Oct 10th, 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
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
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
GHol

Seen many 100 point scores for this so thought I’d try it out if it can’t get any better? Despite the critics protestations of perfection and ‘champagne doesn’t get any better than this ‘ I wasn’t overwhelmed.
Pale straw colored with hints of gold. The bead wasn’t as fine as I had hoped. Initially very ‘sherbet’ flavors but this subsided with time in the glass.
Became subtler with white pear and other orchard fruits to the fore. Still pushing a touch of sweetness however but in a much more appealing way.
A very good wine but a great one? Perhaps my taste differs but this doesn’t come within a bulls roar of Salon 02.....
That’s not to say I won’t try to get my hands on some more of this and see how it ages.

Seen many 100 point scores for this so thought I’d try it out if it can’t get any better? Despite the critics protestations of perfection and ‘champagne doesn’t get any better than this ‘ I wasn’t overwhelmed.
Pale straw colored with hints of gold. The bead wasn’t as fine as I had hoped. Initially very ‘sherbet’ flavors but this subsided with time in the glass.
Became subtler with white pear and other orchard fruits to the fore. Still pushing a touch of sweetness however but in a much more appealing way.
A very good wine but a great one? Perhaps my taste differs but this doesn’t come within a bulls roar of Salon 02.....
That’s not to say I won’t try to get my hands on some more of this and see how it ages.

Apr 13th, 2019