Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

9.5220 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Serious bottle.

Serious bottle.

9.5

Colin Heinrich Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

Wow, bright, citrus, mineral, Bosc pear, I think this was 99-100pts by someone. If I had to choose I prefer DP

Wow, bright, citrus, mineral, Bosc pear, I think this was 99-100pts by someone. If I had to choose I prefer DP

10

Renee Bourassa Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Cause it's my job to drink wine. Sooo not unhappy about this one - fresh fresh fresh as a daisy! Beautifully precise (laser focused) acid, light wildflower honey on the nose... killer vintage... beaut now but will be even better in 5-10...

Cause it's my job to drink wine. Sooo not unhappy about this one - fresh fresh fresh as a daisy! Beautifully precise (laser focused) acid, light wildflower honey on the nose... killer vintage... beaut now but will be even better in 5-10...

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

As stately as I expected it to be (can one really expect anything less of a wine as legendary as Cristal in one of Champagne's most celebrated vintages?) glinting pale gold, the color of a freshly-minted coin. The 2002 Champagne Cristal Brut Millésimé is imbued with soaring notes of pear and smoke, brioche and chalk. Disgorged in 2009, this is a precise wine—it has a sort of crystalline weightless density, with fruit buoyed by a fine mousse, and edgy saline-tinged minerality emerging at the close. 10 grams dosage. "You must be as precise as a Swiss watchmaker, I tell my team," our host, M. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Caves at Roederer stressed. Precision in spades.

As stately as I expected it to be (can one really expect anything less of a wine as legendary as Cristal in one of Champagne's most celebrated vintages?) glinting pale gold, the color of a freshly-minted coin. The 2002 Champagne Cristal Brut Millésimé is imbued with soaring notes of pear and smoke, brioche and chalk. Disgorged in 2009, this is a precise wine—it has a sort of crystalline weightless density, with fruit buoyed by a fine mousse, and edgy saline-tinged minerality emerging at the close. 10 grams dosage. "You must be as precise as a Swiss watchmaker, I tell my team," our host, M. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Caves at Roederer stressed. Precision in spades.

9.5

Steven Gullo Delectable Pro

Amazing focus and depth. Mineral, Pear, Golden Apple. Still quite primary and will last for many years to come.

Amazing focus and depth. Mineral, Pear, Golden Apple. Still quite primary and will last for many years to come.

9.3

Amy Rehagen Delectable Pro

Some uber delicious appley juice!!

Some uber delicious appley juice!!

9.4

Jason Lede Delectable Pro

Butter, like butter baby . . . Not no Parkay, not no margarine, Strickly butter baby, strictly butter

Butter, like butter baby . . . Not no Parkay, not no margarine, Strickly butter baby, strictly butter

9.5

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Outstanding. #HD2015 @heartsdelight Big bottle ballin.

Outstanding. #HD2015 @heartsdelight Big bottle ballin.

9.4

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

02 seems to be aging faster than initially thought...

02 seems to be aging faster than initially thought...

8.9

Brandon Weaver Delectable Pro

A guest brought this in to e smith to celebrate business success. In lieu of a corkage fee he offered to share. #ummmmmyesplease

A guest brought this in to e smith to celebrate business success. In lieu of a corkage fee he offered to share. #ummmmmyesplease

9.6

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