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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Louis Roederer Champagne  France Sparkling wine

2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose

Louis Roederer

98Average Score
flagChampagne / France
Rose

The 2002 Cristal Rose has always been suspected to become a legend one day. Now, nine years later, the onion-colored wine has arrived in the Olympus of the finest Champagnes. Clear, matured and vinous on the intense and complex yet very delicate nose, this is a lush, succulent, perfectly round and intense 2002 that equilibrates its generosity and texture with great elegance and spellbinding balance. Stunningly, this seamless, charmingly seductive and voluptuous character is combined with great purity and harmony, especially in the finish that is not just round and caressing but also fresh, piquant and stimulatingly salty. Is there anything more we could expect from a Rose Champagne? Even if you served me the wine in a black glass, it would still be a gorgeous, beautiful wine. Yes, it's wine rather than anything else, and its bubbly vinosity makes me desperate for more. If I just could, I would marry the 2002 Cristal Rose straightaway. The cuvee reflects a great continental vintage as well as the stupendous terroirs of Ay (Pinot Noir: 60%), Avize and Mesnil (Chardonnay: 40%). The bottle I tasted at Roederer in Reims in May 2018 was disgorged in 2011, so, like the 2008, after eight years on the second lees. Jun 2018, www.robertparker.com

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate    Score: 100/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£750.00
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