Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.4171 ratings
9.320 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Overrated in my opinion...

Overrated in my opinion...

Dec 31st, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Powerhouse!

Powerhouse!

Nov 8th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Global Champagne Day 2018...Why not?

@Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew I'm not going to sabre this one, maybe another time. Nice post/feature today.

Seemed excessively frizzante when we opened the bottle, more mellow after an hour, quite nice. Lightly brioche, the Chardonnay is more prominent tonight. Light caramel on under-ripe peach, delish. At hour two, lightly saline, red fruit arrives, the terroir is making an appearance.

Global Champagne Day 2018...Why not?

@Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew I'm not going to sabre this one, maybe another time. Nice post/feature today.

Seemed excessively frizzante when we opened the bottle, more mellow after an hour, quite nice. Lightly brioche, the Chardonnay is more prominent tonight. Light caramel on under-ripe peach, delish. At hour two, lightly saline, red fruit arrives, the terroir is making an appearance.

Oct 19th, 2018
Al Shikoh

light golden yellow, very fine persistent mousse; nutty, floral, autolytic nose; rich and creamy on the palate, 12% ABV, 8 g/L dosage; blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay aged 16% in oak, ripe vintage, Roederer released the 2009 before the 2008, $250

light golden yellow, very fine persistent mousse; nutty, floral, autolytic nose; rich and creamy on the palate, 12% ABV, 8 g/L dosage; blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay aged 16% in oak, ripe vintage, Roederer released the 2009 before the 2008, $250

Sep 3rd, 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
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
Veronica Castro

The 2009 is a powerhouse while remaining incredibly elegant. The 2004 was a bit reductive, though youthful. Label change with 2009.

The 2009 is a powerhouse while remaining incredibly elegant. The 2004 was a bit reductive, though youthful. Label change with 2009.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2018
Chris England

🎉 Carrying on celebrating with this £150 love juice - fine, silky, sex & sizzle 😍 Have a fab day friends 😘🥂

🍷 Liquid gold

👃 Caramelised apple & almond butter croissant w/ a light smoke

👄 Med bodied impeccably smooth fine delicate golden mousse oozing decadence & refinement of soft honey, sweet & sour apple & citrus bake - its incredibly gorgeous

🎯 Long delightful creamy smooth caramel honey, green & citrus fruits silky seduction

🎉 Carrying on celebrating with this £150 love juice - fine, silky, sex & sizzle 😍 Have a fab day friends 😘🥂

🍷 Liquid gold

👃 Caramelised apple & almond butter croissant w/ a light smoke

👄 Med bodied impeccably smooth fine delicate golden mousse oozing decadence & refinement of soft honey, sweet & sour apple & citrus bake - its incredibly gorgeous

🎯 Long delightful creamy smooth caramel honey, green & citrus fruits silky seduction

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2018