Experience the Rich, Seductive Radiance of Cristal 2009

Cristal 2009

96+ pts. "Rich, radiant and totally seductive, the 2009 Cristal possesses a remarkable depth and striking purity. I have often felt that Cristal is released too young, but that is not at all the case with the 2009, a Champagne that is absolutely glorious today. The ripeness of the vintage comes through in spades in the wine's luxurious, enveloping personality. I remember tasting the vins clairs and the Cristal blend back in the spring of 2010. The finished wine is every bit as alluring as those early tastings suggested it would be. The 2009 is a superb Cristal in the making." -Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, 8.1

94-96 pts. "The 2009 Cristal literally shimmers on the palate, showing great depth and purity in its sumptuous layers of fruit. It is a magnificent wine endowed with superb length and exceptional overall balance." -Wine Advocate, 9.10

95 pts. "The satiny mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focused acidity drives the lasting finish." -Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 9.16

Cristal was created for Tsar Alexander II of Russia and remains faithful to its origin. The hallmarks are evident: purity, precision and the unique harmony of flavors associated with the subtle power of Louis Roederer's older vines, located on the finest Champagne Grand Cru terroirs.

60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay

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