Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.511 ratings
9.53 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
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9.6

Tasted at the maison, the 2015 is rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous textural intensity and also a good bit of energy to back it up. Citrus confit, spice, ginger, chalk and dried flowers abound in a Champagne endowed with tremendous aromatic presence in a style that offers notable richness, but lighter than vintages such as 2012. There is a bit of the savoriness that is such a signature of the year, but it is nicely integrated in the wine’s fabric. Two later tastings in my office strongly suggest the 2015 has already started to shut down a bit, which is a shame, as it may be hard to read for some time to come. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: November 2022. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2023)

Tasted at the maison, the 2015 is rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous textural intensity and also a good bit of energy to back it up. Citrus confit, spice, ginger, chalk and dried flowers abound in a Champagne endowed with tremendous aromatic presence in a style that offers notable richness, but lighter than vintages such as 2012. There is a bit of the savoriness that is such a signature of the year, but it is nicely integrated in the wine’s fabric. Two later tastings in my office strongly suggest the 2015 has already started to shut down a bit, which is a shame, as it may be hard to read for some time to come. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: November 2022. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2023)

May 25th, 2023
Alberto Cdm

2015. Ottimo

2015. Ottimo

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2023
Ron Siegel

Open & approachable now

Open & approachable now

Dec 25th, 2023
John Van Trijp

Decant worked very very well

Decant worked very very well

Nov 5th, 2023
John Van Trijp

Still little bit closed but lot of potential

Still little bit closed but lot of potential

Nov 3rd, 2023
Thijs Hendriks

96+

Nov 2nd, 2023
John Berghoff

John had this 2 months ago

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Dec 8th, 2023
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