Robert Parker 96
With red berry and currant aromas on the pure and salty, complex and delicately vinous nose, the 2004 Cristal Rose is a juicy but structured, vibrantly fresh and energetic cuvee with very fine tannins, great lightness, finesse and elegance. Tasted in New York, November 2018.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2045
Still a baby, the 2004 Cristal Rose has begun to put on considerable weight over the last few years, which only serves to balance the focus and tension that have always been present. Even at eleven years of age, the 2004 Cristal Rose remains tightly wound and a touch austere at times. Hints of orange peel, white pepper and cranberry add an exotic flair on the deeply expressive finish. Readers who can find the 2004 should not hesitate, as it is simply stunning by any measure.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2044