1994 Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne

SKU #100219 94 points Wine & Spirits

 *no tasting note given*  (12/2000)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Pinot Noir character suffuses this wine, imbuing its aromas with a compelling meaty, leathery, sweaty quality. Full-bodied and earthy, it nevertheless shows great verve and liveliness in its brisk, citrusy finish. This is one Champagne that’s badly in need of age.  (12/2000)


 Pale peach skin color. Aromas of ginger apple, caramel, cinnamon and crystallized ginger. Full, round and concentrated; thick and strong in extract. Rather full dosage nicely leavened by firm acidity. Finishes tactile and long, with a note of honeyed apple... (ST)  (11/2000)

Wine Spectator

 Aromatic, with midpalate richness as well as density to the honey and white chocolate flavors. The overall impression is a tightly wound Champagne, with very good concentration and length.  (12/2000)

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