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1988 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne
Bid on this bottle of 1988 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne (98VN, 94RP, 93WS). Vinous: "One of the two or three most moving wines in this vertical, the 1988 Cristal is eternal. Deep and vertical, with Gothic spires of soaring aromatic, flavor and structural intensity, the 1988 has it all. At thirty years of age, the 1988 is fresh, vibrant and incredibly powerful. Lemon peel, white flower, chalk and almonds are all given an extra kick of vibrancy from the bright acids and underlying energy of the vintage. Even after three decades, the 1988 remains searing, classically austere and beautifully focused, with tremendous pedigree and stunning balance. The 1988 is a rare Cristal where the Chardonnay, at 48% of the blend, is on the higher side. 'When I joined Roederer in 1989, we were blending the 1988s,' Lécaillon explains. 'They were such hard wines to work with because the acidities were so high. My teeth suffered. I thought ‘am I going to have to deal with this for the rest of my l 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 23 2019 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $375.00
Place Bid
VN 98 RP 94 WS 93

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