2000 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne

SKU #1026407 91 points Wine Spectator

 This goes for personality and finesse. An assertive, honeyed style, with plenty of citrus flavors. Mature coffee and roasted nut accents are peeking through, with a robust structure and a dried citrus aftertaste. Drink now through 2018. (Web Only - 2007)

K&L Notes

The jewel in the Champagne Louis Roederer crown, Cristal, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The 2000 vintage is rich and precise, glittering like flecks of gold in the glass, with just a hint of green. It exhibits amazing aromatic complexity, with scents of fresh almonds and sweet flowers, notes of peach, white chocolate, caramel and a hint of hazelnut. The palate is fleshy and smooth with mineral notes mid-palate. Refreshing crispness and a low dosage add to this wine's delicacy and strength. Perfectly poised between pinot noir's structure and chardonnay's finesse, one sip and the fine bubbles of this champagne will quickly remind you that you are drinking one of the world's finest bubblies.

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Price: $219.00

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Other White Wines

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.