Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

$239.99

100 Points! Limited                                  The legendary Cristal Champagne now available for a limited time.  Treat yourself to one of the world's highest-rated and best Champagnes made. 100 Points Wine & Spirits: "If a wine could ever make you want to pull the top down on your '68 Ferrari convertible, rip off the rearview mirror and take off, this is it. It has a different kind of energy than the '02 Cristal, which is more ethereal, like strawberries at the right hand of some ancient Gallic god. This is more insolent, brash, earth bound. All the scents and flavors seem to emanate frm limestone, as does the acidity, which hits at the front of the mouth and powers through the wine with the kind of solar energy that lifts mist off the white chalk on a cool morning in Cramant. The wine goes on for miles. It's already irresistible, and will only improve with ten, 20, 30 and 40 years of age." 98 Points Wine Enthusiast: "...an exceptional wine..." 96 Points Robert Parker: "This is a wine of incredible finesse, length and balance that promises to develop beautifully over the next several decades."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

Celebrating a life event with this lifestyle-enabler.

Celebrating a life event with this lifestyle-enabler.

9.5

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Ripe and lush with a blast of rock pool and a steeliness. Delicious from mag

Ripe and lush with a blast of rock pool and a steeliness. Delicious from mag

9.3

Elizabeth Delectable Pro

Light with citrus fruits, fresh fields/hay, a bit of bitterness in the middle/end of the palate.

Light with citrus fruits, fresh fields/hay, a bit of bitterness in the middle/end of the palate.

8.0

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Magnum! This is amazing!! Very fine bubbles, white fruits and perfect balance with a very long finish.

Magnum! This is amazing!! Very fine bubbles, white fruits and perfect balance with a very long finish.

9.7

Shay A Delectable Pro

This was opened to celebrate my wife and I’s 4-yr anniversary as well as our daughter being one month old. A wonderful anniversary treat, courtesy of a very good friend! My first time checking in on the ‘09. Very open and totally balanced. Everything works in harmony here. Citrus driven aromatically and slightly reductive with the first glass showing some of those flint/match stick traits but the citrus pushed its way forward with lemon zest. Touch of orange marmalade too. The mousse is fantastically creamy and rich. Not much yeast on the palate, but enough to add complexity. Beautiful balance of rich fruits without sacrificing brightness or purity accented by signature chalky limestone. Right down the middle in terms of reductive vs oxidative. Gorgeous!

This was opened to celebrate my wife and I’s 4-yr anniversary as well as our daughter being one month old. A wonderful anniversary treat, courtesy of a very good friend! My first time checking in on the ‘09. Very open and totally balanced. Everything works in harmony here. Citrus driven aromatically and slightly reductive with the first glass showing some of those flint/match stick traits but the citrus pushed its way forward with lemon zest. Touch of orange marmalade too. The mousse is fantastically creamy and rich. Not much yeast on the palate, but enough to add complexity. Beautiful balance of rich fruits without sacrificing brightness or purity accented by signature chalky limestone. Right down the middle in terms of reductive vs oxidative. Gorgeous!

9.5

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2009 'Cristal' is a completely stunning Champagne which impresses with its polish, complexity, weight and silky mousse. The brightness is wonderful with intense lemon zest and kumquat aromatics that all mingle in the glass. The soft mousse and bright effervescence really impresses. The freshness of the wine also shows beautifully on the mid-palate, displaying not only good weight but intense orchard fruits that mingle with the wet stone, and high-toned citrus zest accents. I love the silky mouthfeel that adds to the wonderful experience. This is settling in after some time after release. Drink 2019-2035- 95

The 2009 'Cristal' is a completely stunning Champagne which impresses with its polish, complexity, weight and silky mousse. The brightness is wonderful with intense lemon zest and kumquat aromatics that all mingle in the glass. The soft mousse and bright effervescence really impresses. The freshness of the wine also shows beautifully on the mid-palate, displaying not only good weight but intense orchard fruits that mingle with the wet stone, and high-toned citrus zest accents. I love the silky mouthfeel that adds to the wonderful experience. This is settling in after some time after release. Drink 2019-2035- 95

9.5

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

Overrated in my opinion...

Overrated in my opinion...

8.9

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Powerhouse!

Powerhouse!

9.5

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Global Champagne Day 2018...Why not? @Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew I'm not going to sabre this one, maybe another time. Nice post/feature today. Seemed excessively frizzante when we opened the bottle, more mellow after an hour, quite nice. Lightly brioche, the Chardonnay is more prominent tonight. Light caramel on under-ripe peach, delish. At hour two, lightly saline, red fruit arrives, the terroir is making an appearance.

Global Champagne Day 2018...Why not? @Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew I'm not going to sabre this one, maybe another time. Nice post/feature today. Seemed excessively frizzante when we opened the bottle, more mellow after an hour, quite nice. Lightly brioche, the Chardonnay is more prominent tonight. Light caramel on under-ripe peach, delish. At hour two, lightly saline, red fruit arrives, the terroir is making an appearance.

9.4

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

light golden yellow, very fine persistent mousse; nutty, floral, autolytic nose; rich and creamy on the palate, 12% ABV, 8 g/L dosage; blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay aged 16% in oak, ripe vintage, Roederer released the 2009 before the 2008, $250

light golden yellow, very fine persistent mousse; nutty, floral, autolytic nose; rich and creamy on the palate, 12% ABV, 8 g/L dosage; blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay aged 16% in oak, ripe vintage, Roederer released the 2009 before the 2008, $250

9.5

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