James Suckling
Wine Spectator
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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2014

29 units available online.
Product description
Uncompromising quality. Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family-owned companies which the Roederer family still manages. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle and renamed the company his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to its philosophy of uncompromising quality.

98 Points - Wine Spectator
This vivid Champagne has an upfront and linear definition, with finely meshed flavours of ripe black cherry and mandarin orange fruit, raw almond, anise and cardamom spice, and a touch of honeycomb which all unfurl and expand on the delicate, creamy palate. Sleek acidity continues through to the finish, with additional racy character provided by a streak of minerally saline and chalk, which gains momentum through the mid-palate and rings out on the well-cut, lasting finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2040.

97 Points - James Suckling
An enlightened expression from a season of extremes, this has intensity, ripeness and depth of fruit underpinned by chalk soil-derived structure and freshness. Complex nose with lemon and grapefruit aromas, closed red apple, blood orange, light biscuit spices and toasted hazelnuts. Super fresh. The palate starts pithy and fleshy with pink grapefruit, blood orange, red apple, sliced strawberry and nectarine. It is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, 32% oak fermentation in those same proportions, no chaptalization, no malolactic, and a 7g per litre dosage. From organically farmed grapes. It is very complex, it strikes a natural balance and is very drinkable already, though it will develop well for more than a decade in the cellar.