Cristal Vinothèque. This is the story of a "laboratory of time", one that pushes back the limits of eternal youth a little further every day. BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF TIME. Cristal Vinothèque 1995 celebrates the astonishing story of a very small number of bottles, stored in the Louis Roederer cellars for 20 years in the quest for perfect harmony. This cuvée is bottle-aged for 10 years before being left to rest for a further 10 years after disgorging.
LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT - CHAMPAGNE - 1995 VINOTHEQUE
- Product Weight
- 1.25 kg
Louis Roederer, a wonderful family-owned Champagne house founded in 1776, has a tremendous reputation for quality. The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. 80% of the firm's needs are supplied by their own, magnificent, 444 acres of vineyard holdings. Louis Roederer's Pinot Noir based non-vintage Brut Premier is powerful and richly-honeyed and is far superior to most other producers` vintage Champagnes. In 1876 Louis Roederer created the now famous Cristal, at the request of Alexander II.
Tasting Note :
The complex bouquet is reminiscent of juicy,
ripe, almost exotic fruit (mango), cocoa beans and white chocolate with a hint
of smoke. Aeration takes the intensity up a notch as sweeter, deeper aromas of
malt and black truffle start to emerge. These are testament to the extra years
spent ageing on the lees created by the second fermentation. This depth of
aroma is complete, more mature, rare and captivating. The palate is velvety and
sensual, precise yet mellow. The bubbles are so fine as to be almost sheer,
caressing and ethereal, like an array of delicate silk veils in a myriad of
shades. The palate is exceptionally precise, with the various elements
concentrated to the point of retaining only the wine’s essence: a powdery and
chalky texture – harking back to the limestone soils of the Cristal vineyards –
and an elegant, long, refined freshness. The wine’s length and graceful tension
create a real sensation of tranquillity.
57% Pinot noir, 43% Chardonnay.