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2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal

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    RRP $359.99 per bottle

    Our Price $299.99

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    $899.97 (3 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    Yo, yo, yo! Here's a top shelf Champagne that has captivated a wide range of fans. Everyone from royalty to blinged up rappers has been seen drinking this, even Posh and Becks are big fans of Cristal, so why not put this celebrity Champagne in your fridge for a special occasion. It's powerful, opulent and graceful with white stone fruits, apples, orange and white florals decorating the nose, along with licks of buttery pastries. The palate is full-bodied and dry with those stone fruits and butter flavours coming through, together with fine mousse, a tight, citrusy acid backbone and dry, fruity finish.

    winemaker's notes

    Grapes/Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay.

    Vintage: A continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. All this meant traditional vine growth, excellent health and remarkable grape ripeness for the production of dense, fruity and delicious wines. 2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.

    Winemaking: Cristal is a blend of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. The wine is aged for 6 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 8 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l.

    Tasting Notes: A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle.
    When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness. The feeling is delicate and ethereal, a succession of delicious and colourful textures perfectly integrated within the lightness and finesse of the wine... an invitation on a journey of discovery. The bright personality of Cristal then appears, simultaneously pure and sharp, in a finish focused once again on chalk, energy and grain.
    In this Cristal 2009 there is a genuine force of life, an invitation to pleasure, and at the same time great depth and crystalline purity.

    Alc/vol: 12.0%

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