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2009 Louis Roederer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Cristal Brut"

Winery: Louis Roederer

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cristal Brut"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay

Region: Champagne

State or country: France

Price: $249

Cases produced: 2,645

KWG Score: 97.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Not Reviewed

Wine Review: Not Reviewed

Winemaker Notes: A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle. 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.

Organic status: not organic

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