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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2012

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Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne is a thrilling, dense new offering from this historic house. On the nose this takes on rich brioche and baked Pazzaz apple flavors that combine with lighter kumquat and marzipan tones that all meld in the glass. Fresh and vibrant, with a remarkably silky mousse, the weight and richness of this wine is impressive, while the bright character provides a wonderful foil. Rich layers of lemon zest dusted brioche with toasted hazelnut and Gravenstein apple with lighter vanilla cream and starfruit tones seamlessly combine on the palate. As several hours develop, the wine pieces itself together more magically with the intense citrus components melding with its weighty stature. Marvelous at this stage in its development, the 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne will have an exceedingly long life ahead of it. Try to give this at least another year of bottle development before savoring. Drink 2021-2040- 97

The 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne is a thrilling, dense new offering from this historic house. On the nose this takes on rich brioche and baked Pazzaz apple flavors that combine with lighter kumquat and marzipan tones that all meld in the glass. Fresh and vibrant, with a remarkably silky mousse, the weight and richness of this wine is impressive, while the bright character provides a wonderful foil. Rich layers of lemon zest dusted brioche with toasted hazelnut and Gravenstein apple with lighter vanilla cream and starfruit tones seamlessly combine on the palate. As several hours develop, the wine pieces itself together more magically with the intense citrus components melding with its weighty stature. Marvelous at this stage in its development, the 2012 Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ Chanpagne will have an exceedingly long life ahead of it. Try to give this at least another year of bottle development before savoring. Drink 2021-2040- 97

9.7

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

It is almost unfair to rate this. A welcoming nose of citrus and apples leads to an austere mineral driven palate. The finish is suffocated by an unyielding youthful structure . It did not feel like this vintage had the robust levels of acidity that the 2008 demonstrated..

It is almost unfair to rate this. A welcoming nose of citrus and apples leads to an austere mineral driven palate. The finish is suffocated by an unyielding youthful structure . It did not feel like this vintage had the robust levels of acidity that the 2008 demonstrated..

9.2

Shengli Hu Delectable Pro

Austere, minerals, tart citrus, and white flowers. Elevated/high acidity. Wait another 20 years....

Austere, minerals, tart citrus, and white flowers. Elevated/high acidity. Wait another 20 years....

8.9

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

A really approachable nose. Zesty citrus a slate. Lovely sweetness and driving acidity. Long and intense, this has great material but is surprisingly open now

A really approachable nose. Zesty citrus a slate. Lovely sweetness and driving acidity. Long and intense, this has great material but is surprisingly open now

9.3

Naoki Kondo

Wow.. colored gold, honey, butter, and apricots on nose. Wow..

Wow.. colored gold, honey, butter, and apricots on nose. Wow..

9.5

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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