Louis Roederer : Cristal 2002

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Parker : 98 / 100
J. Robinson : 19 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Roederer's 2002 Cristal is a fabulous wine! Originally released in 2009, it was re-released in March this year--and was sold out in a very short time. The Cristal I tasted at Roederer in May 2018 was disgorged in 2010, after seven years sur lie. Its amazing richness and concentration makes it a forerunner of the 2015 and follows the 1999. Only two times--2002 and 2015--the fruit from all 42 plots reserved for Cristal was used for the Cristal. I couldn't do any better blend than the one assembling all the 42 plots, says Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, stressing that at that time only two hectares were farmed biodynamically. As a result of the conversion to biodynamic farming, Lécaillon promised himself the production of even more beautiful, vital and balanced wines, and you can feel his satisfaction whenever he speaks of the cuvées that are yet to come such as 2012 and 2015, the latter of which he calls the new 2002. Back to history: the nose of the 2002 Cristal shows a deep, ripe and elegant fruit with aromas of white chocolate, wet chalk, wild vanilla and pepper (typical for 2002) as well as terroir-driven truffle notes. Intense and very elegant in the mouth, this is a ripe, rich and concentrated yet also pure and vital Cristal with great finesse, elegance and mineral complexity. It's a sublime Champagne right now, although it's more wine than Champagne. Tasted in Reims in May 2018.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
19

J. Suckling
98

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
90

Country
Francia

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

Regiones
Champagne

Denominación
Champagne

Color
Blanco

Productor
Louis Roederer

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
98

Alérgeno
Contiene sulfitos