One of the best quality champagnes, yellow gold in colour, intense and refined it has notes of apricot, hazelnut and Danish pastries, exquisite Chardonnay fruit shines through, very elegant.
"Aromas of clear honey, crisp green orchard fruit, white peach, pastry cream and dried white flowers introduce the 2012 Cristal, a full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine that's built for the cellar. Broader, more textural and more muscular than the 2008 Cristal, with seemingly even greater reserves of structuring dry extract, the 2012 is incisive and searingly chalky. This is the first Cristal produced exclusively from organically farmed fruit, and it marks the opening of a new chapter for Louis Roederer. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, vinified without malolactic fermentation and disgorged with 7.5 grams per liter dosage. Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon has once again excelled himself." William Kelley Wine Advocate 97+/100
It's a champagne for the ultimate celebration, also perfect with white fish such as monkfish, and white meats. The flagship cuvee for Champagne Roederer that is much loved by the party crowd and partially a victim of its own success in that it is drunk so soon after release, it will really improve with three to five years additional cellaring. Very limited quantities available.