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2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal 6x75cl

£1,300.00 excl. Duty & VAT (In Bond)Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,579.22

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Tasting Notes

Vinous 99/100

The 2008 Cristal is just starting to open and into its first plateau of what is likely to be a very long drinking window. Bright and intensely saline, with terrific depth, Cristal shows everything that makes this vintage so appealing, namely a captivating mix of fruit intensity and bright, piercing acids. As alluring as the 2008 is today, it also needs time to be at its very best. Roederer launched the more open 2009 ahead of the 2008, which means the 2008 saw ten years on the lees, quite a bit longer than most vintages, all of which it needed. The 2008 seems to presage a new era at Roederer in which the wines have been consistently brilliant. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged: 2018 [Antonio Galloni, 06/12/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050

Robert Parker 98

Disgorged in September 2017 with 7.5 grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Cristal was produced from 37 of the 45 parcels that are candidates for inclusion in this cuveea some 40% of which were farmed organically back in 2008a and it’s a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The finest young Cristal in decades, the wine wafts from the glass with a pure and vibrant bouquet of crisp orchard fruit, clear honey, warm brioche, citrus zest and white flowers. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, intense and incisive, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. Pristinely balanced, there are some 500,000 bottles of this legend-in-the-making. [William Kelley, 10/08/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 214 hectares

Wines Vineyard Holdings:

  • Brut Premier
  • Vintage
  • Rosé Vintage
  • Blanc de Blancs
  • Carte Blanche Extra Dry
  • Carte Blanche Sec
  • Carte Blanche Demi sec
  • Cristal
  • Cristal Rosé

Weight 10 kg
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