Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.428 ratings
9.310 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

A brilliant noise. Bright, breezy. Creamy with a dazzling mineralogy and acidity. Gorgeous with sweet edges. Young but really fun now.

A brilliant noise. Bright, breezy. Creamy with a dazzling mineralogy and acidity. Gorgeous with sweet edges. Young but really fun now.

May 9th, 2021
Conrad Green

Gloriously fresh and vigorous. Zesty lemon, limestone. Packed with energy and life. Great acidity. Excellent

Gloriously fresh and vigorous. Zesty lemon, limestone. Packed with energy and life. Great acidity. Excellent

Dec 6th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne is a thrilling, dense new offering from this historic house. On the nose this takes on rich brioche and baked Pazzaz apple flavors that combine with lighter kumquat and marzipan tones that all meld in the glass. Fresh and vibrant, with a remarkably silky mousse, the weight and richness of this wine is impressive, while the bright character provides a wonderful foil. Rich layers of lemon zest dusted brioche with toasted hazelnut and Gravenstein apple with lighter vanilla cream and starfruit tones seamlessly combine on the palate. As several hours develop, the wine pieces itself together more magically with the intense citrus components melding with its weighty stature. Marvelous at this stage in its development, the 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne will have an exceedingly long life ahead of it. Try to give this at least another year of bottle development before savoring. Drink 2021-2040- 97

The 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne is a thrilling, dense new offering from this historic house. On the nose this takes on rich brioche and baked Pazzaz apple flavors that combine with lighter kumquat and marzipan tones that all meld in the glass. Fresh and vibrant, with a remarkably silky mousse, the weight and richness of this wine is impressive, while the bright character provides a wonderful foil. Rich layers of lemon zest dusted brioche with toasted hazelnut and Gravenstein apple with lighter vanilla cream and starfruit tones seamlessly combine on the palate. As several hours develop, the wine pieces itself together more magically with the intense citrus components melding with its weighty stature. Marvelous at this stage in its development, the 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne will have an exceedingly long life ahead of it. Try to give this at least another year of bottle development before savoring. Drink 2021-2040- 97

Mar 4th, 2020
Ira Schwartz

It is almost unfair to rate this. A welcoming nose of citrus and apples leads to an austere mineral driven palate.
The finish is suffocated by an unyielding youthful structure . It did not feel like this vintage had the robust levels of acidity that the 2008 demonstrated..

It is almost unfair to rate this. A welcoming nose of citrus and apples leads to an austere mineral driven palate.
The finish is suffocated by an unyielding youthful structure . It did not feel like this vintage had the robust levels of acidity that the 2008 demonstrated..

Nov 27th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Austere, minerals, tart citrus, and white flowers. Elevated/high acidity. Wait another 20 years....

Austere, minerals, tart citrus, and white flowers. Elevated/high acidity. Wait another 20 years....

Nov 26th, 2019
Conrad Green

A really approachable nose. Zesty citrus a slate. Lovely sweetness and driving acidity. Long and intense, this has great material but is surprisingly open now

A really approachable nose. Zesty citrus a slate. Lovely sweetness and driving acidity. Long and intense, this has great material but is surprisingly open now

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2020
KD
9.3

Light straw colour with notes of bread, lemon, pear, apricot and white flower on the nose. Lively and ample mousse with a bright acidity. On the palate, lemon, tart green apple, unripe pear, white peach with some chalk and wet stone minerality. Long finish with a lemon zing and brioche. Very enjoyable but still very young and will be awesome in another 5 years!

Light straw colour with notes of bread, lemon, pear, apricot and white flower on the nose. Lively and ample mousse with a bright acidity. On the palate, lemon, tart green apple, unripe pear, white peach with some chalk and wet stone minerality. Long finish with a lemon zing and brioche. Very enjoyable but still very young and will be awesome in another 5 years!

Jan 10th, 2022
John Malcolm

Fabulous bouquet. Deep, rich, and full- bodied. Silky smooth, sexy, and elegant. Citrus, honey, and mandarin, with a bit of toasted almond and pear. Stunning!

Fabulous bouquet. Deep, rich, and full- bodied. Silky smooth, sexy, and elegant. Citrus, honey, and mandarin, with a bit of toasted almond and pear. Stunning!

Jan 9th, 2022
Rob N

Superb

Superb

Jan 8th, 2022
Gunja Gargeshwari

Bubbly of the night!

Bubbly of the night!

Nov 26th, 2021