Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 Champagne 75cl 12% ABV
A favourite of the rich and famous. A wine of pure pleasure and a sophisticated gastronomic wine, Cristal is both powerful and delicate, combining subtlety and precision. Its classic bouquet is both elegant and discreet.
This is a wonderful rendition of a sublime Cristal. With aromas of lush vine peaches, white chocolate, caramel and a sprinkling of lightly toasted hazelnuts, this superb Champagne has a lush, full mouth feel. The attack of juicy ripe fruits and slightly acid fruits combine with nuances of hot pastries and Tarte Tatin that have just been taken out of the oven.
After a few minutes in the glass, the wine reveals notes of white chocolate and hazelnuts produced by the fermentation in wood. This juxtaposition of aromas of ripe, acid and sweet fruits with the more roasted notes resulting from ageing becomes more pronounced over time and produces a real impression of depth.
The attack in the mouth is concentrated and continues with mature fruits. The wine is prolonged by smoky flavours, once again creating the impression of natural depth. The textures are silky, velvety, and almost luscious; they provide perfect overtones to the wine's freshness in a luscious and sensual ensemble. Powdery and salty nuances stimulate the edges of the tongue, adding a precise and energetic quality. And the final phase of the tasting is predominantly an impression of refinement and lightness.