Champagne, 2009. Louis Roederer Cristal

Champagne, 2009. Louis Roederer Cristal

Item #: 6700
Vintage: 2009
Varietal: Champagne (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay)
Vineyard/Appellation: France
Color: Yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints.
Nose: Notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon.
Palate: Citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle.
Finish: Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles

Enter your "ship to" name or log in to your address book.
  • Description
  • Reviews

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.

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.

Close