Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2009

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2009 France  Champagne Champagne  White Wine  Sparkling  Champagne Brut
Product ID: 29433
Region: France, Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Type: White Wine, Sparkling, Champagne Brut, Champagne
Vintage: 2009
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 12.0
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"A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle. When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness. The feeling is delicate and ethereal, a succession of delicious and colourful textures perfectly integrated within the lightness and finesse of the wine...an invitation on a journey of discovery. The bright personality of Cristal then appears, simultaneously pure and sharp, in a finish focused once again on chalk, energy and grain. In this Cristal 2009 there is a genuine force of life, an invitation to pleasure, and at the same time great depth and crystalline purity." —winemaker

Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
"A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It's round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don't notice them. Very vinous style. Drink now." —JamesSuckling.com

"The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roderer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp and bright. As it matures, it will deepen and become even more intense. Drink now if you must, but preferably wait until 2019. Cellar Selection." —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Rich, radiant and totally seductive, the 2009 Cristal possesses remarkable depth and striking purity. I have often felt that Cristal is released too young, but that is not at all the case with the 2009, a Champagne that is absolutely glorious today. The ripeness of the vintage comes through in spades in the wine's luxurious, enveloping personality. I remember tasting the vins clairs and the Cristal blend back in the spring of 2010. The finished wine is every bit as alluring as those early tastings suggested it would be. The 2009 is a superb Cristal in the making. The 2009 blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The percentage of wine aged in oak is 15%, which is down slightly from previous vintages. Drinking window: 2019 - 2049." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Champagne Brutcaviar, lobster, oysters or chickenBeaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere or ParmesanAsian food, fruit or desserts
Sparklingsalmon, shellfish, shrimp, smoked meatsBrie, GoudaAsian dishes, buttery cookies, cream sauces, stuffed mushrooms
Chardonnaywhite meats like chicken, turkey or porkBrie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolonebasil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron
Pinot Noirduck, turkey, veal, braised meats, flavorful fish such as salmon or tunaBrie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster or Swissrich cream or acidic sauces

Pol Roger Brut Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2004

Pol Roger Brut Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2004 France  Champagne Champagne  White Wine  Sparkling  Champagne Brut
Product ID: 29505
Region: France, Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Type: White Wine, Sparkling, Champagne Brut, Champagne
Vintage: 2004
Size: 750ml
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