" Cristal ", the most famous wine by Luis Roederer , was born in 1876 to satisfy the demanding taste of Tsar Alexander II. The emperor asks him to reserve each year the best cuvée of the Maison, which he particularly appreciates. To accentuate the uniqueness of this exceptional champagne, a flat-bottomed crystal bottle will be specially created. It will bear the name of this precious material, which enhances its transparency and brightness.
Made exclusively in the "great vintages", when the maturity of the Chardonnay (about 40%) and of the Pinot Noir (about 60%) that make it up is perfect, Cristal ages in the cellar for 6 years and rests 8 months after the disgorgement .
Of remarkable balance, Cristal is a linear champagne, with an absolutely unique persistence in the mouth. The velvety texture reveals aromas of fruits supported by a mineral power from which notes of white fruits and citrus fruits are released. Cristal is a wine that ages beautifully. It can be kept for more than twenty years without losing any of its freshness and character.
Evaluation Robert Parker vintage 2008: 100/100