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1993 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne

SKU #100079 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark From the family collection, disgorged ten years after harvest, slightly lower than original dosage. A wet harvest that meant chardonnay was the hero, pinot noir struggled to get to ripeness. Shows a savoury note to the nose, some intense flint and deep chalkiness, minerally, dried lemon pith and grapefruit. The palate has great acidity, really focused and tight, citrus flavours dominate here, really crisp, chalky and lemony right the way through. Super tight and focused. (NS) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Vibrant, elegant, spicy aromas of orange peel, mace, nutmeg and ground horseradish. Brisk, steely and firm, but expands inexorably to fill the mouth. Strong in extract but quite light on its feet. A sinewy Champagne, and strong for the vintage. Very long and very fine on the finish. (ST) 91+ Inner quote mark (11/1999)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Fine example of the vintage, with clean fruit flavors, plenty of depth, great balance and a soothing array of fine bubbles. Inner quote mark (10/1999)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 60% Chardonnay – the highest proportion ever. They never practice malo on Chardonnay because it speeds up autolysis. Fine and tingly and still tense. Lift and fun with quite a strong autolytic influence. Lovely tightness and grip. This is the original disgorgement but it tastes as though it has had much longer on the lees. 18.5/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (8/2017)

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