Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1996
from Champagne, France
The jewel of the House, the vintage Cristal, the most beautiful expression of Champagne, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II.
It remains faithful to the inspiration of origin, namely embodying elegance and purity.
A gleaming pale gold color, with a fine foam and an elegant cord of bubbles. It has an eloquent, intense, delicate nose, with almond flavors, and constant fresh white flowers. It has a full, consistent attack, with remarkable balance, near gossamer-like smoothness, and an extraordinary length. Serve with the more refined dishes: caviar, fish, and shellfish such as lobster, and spiny lobster.
Cristal comes from the strictest criteria of development, which require a drastic selection of the cru, villages, grapes, and finally, of the wines. Only Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the House's ten most famous crus are retained.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - New Jersey
Delicate yet crisp, fruitfully sweet yet sharp. The only champagne I drink, the only I recommend. Looking to impress? Or just to enjoy? Perfect for any occassion, no matter how auspicious.
A Customer - San Rafael, CALIF
Excellent taste - good buy for 2003. Grab a case - enjoy!
A Customer - New York
This has got to be my Champagne of choice. No one makes it like Cristal does - amazing flavor and complexity.
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