Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 Vintage Champagne 75cl Gift Boxed
The “soft, delicate and pretty” first release of Cristal 2005 was praised by Wine Advocate “for its exceptional inner perfume and elegance”. The Late Release was held back in Louis Roederer’s cellars gaining additional richness, complexity and depth.
2005 was a tricky year, but Louis Roederer’s Cristal has always transcended vintages. This expression came out at the same time as the immensely opulent 2002 Late Release but is a very different beast. Airy, perfumed and refreshing, it makes an incredible aperitif with its notes of apples, pears, peaches, lemon sorbet, jasmine, lime blossom, chamomile, orange zest and creamy churned Manuka honey on toast. Save your 2002 for the colder months and serve the summery 2005 Late Release on sunnier days.