Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant.

At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant.

9.7

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

I get the hype, lovely electricity.

I get the hype, lovely electricity.

9.6

George Tita Delectable Pro

Everything I was warned it would be - powerful, inviting, expansive, youthful. Hope I live long enough to enjoy it in its maturity.

Everything I was warned it would be - powerful, inviting, expansive, youthful. Hope I live long enough to enjoy it in its maturity.

9.8

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

Epic, but also very tight. Even so, we drained the bottle very quickly. Superb.

Epic, but also very tight. Even so, we drained the bottle very quickly. Superb.

9.8

Craig Mitchell Delectable Pro

Stunning acid line with creamy cheesy toasty flavours. Gorgeous wine.

Stunning acid line with creamy cheesy toasty flavours. Gorgeous wine.

9.6

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Light. full and pretty. Loads of life both now and ahead. More ahead. Wonderful- one for the ages.

Light. full and pretty. Loads of life both now and ahead. More ahead. Wonderful- one for the ages.

9.4

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

The hype is real , endless finish

The hype is real , endless finish

9.6

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Great depth to the fruit with sizzling acidity. Amazing material- built for aging but dazzling even now. Great fun now but super young

Great depth to the fruit with sizzling acidity. Amazing material- built for aging but dazzling even now. Great fun now but super young

9.6

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Aged 10 years on the yeast. Subtle and rich and the same time, with superb balance and length. Seems a shame to drink now.; best to wait 5-10 years.

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Aged 10 years on the yeast. Subtle and rich and the same time, with superb balance and length. Seems a shame to drink now.; best to wait 5-10 years.

9.2

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

This is wonderful. Bright and fresh. A dazzling midpalate with Cristal sweetness, lemon, a steely drive. Powerful and beautifully balanced. Great stuff with decades ahead of it

This is wonderful. Bright and fresh. A dazzling midpalate with Cristal sweetness, lemon, a steely drive. Powerful and beautifully balanced. Great stuff with decades ahead of it

9.6

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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