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2005 Louis Roederer - Cristal Champagne Blend - France - Champagne - White

France - Champagne

White Champagne Blend
Producer Notes

Located just south of Reims, Louis Roederer is one of the largest remaining independent Champagne houses in France. It has been owned by the Rouzaud family since it was founded in 1776, and is most famous for producing the premium champagne Cristal. Tsar Nicholas II nominated Louis Roederer as the official wine supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia, and thus it became known as the... More »

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96
IWC 94
WA 93
WS 94
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2020 WS: 2012-2025
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 165

(L036332A109909): Bright yellow-gold. Heady floral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with smoky mineral and floral overtones adding complexity. Velvety and chewy in texture, offering deep, juicy orange and poached pear flavors and suave honey and chamomile nuances. Blends precision with power, finishing with a distinct mineral quality and excellent persistence.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue #1112
Drink Dates 2012-2020

The 2005 Cristal stands out for its exceptional inner perfume and elegance. Soft, delicate and pretty, the 2005 is a relatively immediate Cristal with all of the signatures very much in the right place. The 2005 doesn't have the opulence of the 2002 nor the focus of the 2004, but it is a very pretty, if somewhat small-scaled version of this iconic Champagne. I would drink the 2005 while the 2002 and 2004 age. Although Cristal has an impeccable track record when it comes to aging, personally I would not push it with the 2005.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Vibrant and mouthwatering, this offers a range of patisserie pear and apple fruit, candied lemon zest, pastry dough and marzipan notes set on a finely detailed texture, which imparts a great deal of finesse. The lasting finish echoes a smoky mineral note.

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Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.455%
Tasted On 12/29/2013
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Did not drink. Was a gift.

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Author dbudden
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 11/01/2013
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