Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2004

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The 2004 Cristal is superb today. Bright and focused, the 2004 shows all of the tension and energy that has always been one of its signatures. The first hints of aromatic maturity are starting to develop, but the 2004 remains quite young and full of energy. I have always admired the 2004 (along with the best wines of the vintage) for its focus. In this bottle, the interplay of freshness from the recent 2018 disgorgement and richness gained through added time on the lees (which also results in lower dosage of 7 grams per liter) opens another window into the personality of Cristal. In 2004, the Pinot Noir is 57%, or a bit lower than normal, while the Chardonnay at 43% is correspondingly a touch higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2019)

The 2004 Cristal is superb today. Bright and focused, the 2004 shows all of the tension and energy that has always been one of its signatures. The first hints of aromatic maturity are starting to develop, but the 2004 remains quite young and full of energy. I have always admired the 2004 (along with the best wines of the vintage) for its focus. In this bottle, the interplay of freshness from the recent 2018 disgorgement and richness gained through added time on the lees (which also results in lower dosage of 7 grams per liter) opens another window into the personality of Cristal. In 2004, the Pinot Noir is 57%, or a bit lower than normal, while the Chardonnay at 43% is correspondingly a touch higher. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2019)

9.7

Shawn R Delectable Pro

It’s youthfulness is bliss-

It’s youthfulness is bliss-

9.5

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Beautifully fresh and vibrant

Beautifully fresh and vibrant

9.2

Byron C Mayes Delectable Pro

Straw gold in the glass. White mousse dissipates rather quickly. Fine persistent bubbles. Modest and very subtle nose matches lean plate of green apple up front and lemon mid palate. Firm mouth-watering acidity; surprising to is for a wine of this age. Very short, bright finish.

Straw gold in the glass. White mousse dissipates rather quickly. Fine persistent bubbles. Modest and very subtle nose matches lean plate of green apple up front and lemon mid palate. Firm mouth-watering acidity; surprising to is for a wine of this age. Very short, bright finish.

9.1

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

When Cristal is on it is ON. Loved the purity of fruit and the minerality (yes, I know that's not a real thing) of this wine. Gorgeous.

When Cristal is on it is ON. Loved the purity of fruit and the minerality (yes, I know that's not a real thing) of this wine. Gorgeous.

9.4

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Really love this vintage, there's such a great acidic backbone showing through, these wines always need as much time as you can give them, they're quite often popped too early in the club...

Really love this vintage, there's such a great acidic backbone showing through, these wines always need as much time as you can give them, they're quite often popped too early in the club...

9.0

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The Pearl & Ash team sure knows how to celebrate! Congratulations @Patrick Cappiello @Branden McRill @Kimberly Prokoshyn @Bryn Birkhahn for your Wine Spectator Grand Award!

The Pearl & Ash team sure knows how to celebrate! Congratulations @Patrick Cappiello @Branden McRill @Kimberly Prokoshyn @Bryn Birkhahn for your Wine Spectator Grand Award!

10

Rodolphe Péters Delectable Pro

Winemaker Champagne Pierre Péters

Incredible line of lemon in this Pinot noir. Great Cristal #2004

Incredible line of lemon in this Pinot noir. Great Cristal #2004

9.5

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Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

Why yes when I drink 2004 Crystal it is poolside and out of Magnum the proportion that is correct for two

Why yes when I drink 2004 Crystal it is poolside and out of Magnum the proportion that is correct for two

9.6

Doug Burress Delectable Pro

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Thank you secret Valentine!

Thank you secret Valentine!

10

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