Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

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

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

Jeremy Noye Delectable Pro

CEO Morrell & Company

One of the greatest young Champagnes I’ve ever had and by far the finest Cristal. An epic wine. Can’t wait to see it in 10years. Power. Depth. Length. Texture is supple. Salty. Savory. Lemon rind. Has it all.

One of the greatest young Champagnes I’ve ever had and by far the finest Cristal. An epic wine. Can’t wait to see it in 10years. Power. Depth. Length. Texture is supple. Salty. Savory. Lemon rind. Has it all.

9.8

GHol

Seen many 100 point scores for this so thought I’d try it out if it can’t get any better? Despite the critics protestations of perfection and ‘champagne doesn’t get any better than this ‘ I wasn’t overwhelmed. Pale straw colored with hints of gold. The bead wasn’t as fine as I had hoped. Initially very ‘sherbet’ flavors but this subsided with time in the glass. Became subtler with white pear and other orchard fruits to the fore. Still pushing a touch of sweetness however but in a much more appealing way. A very good wine but a great one? Perhaps my taste differs but this doesn’t come within a bulls roar of Salon 02..... That’s not to say I won’t try to get my hands on some more of this and see how it ages.

Seen many 100 point scores for this so thought I’d try it out if it can’t get any better? Despite the critics protestations of perfection and ‘champagne doesn’t get any better than this ‘ I wasn’t overwhelmed. Pale straw colored with hints of gold. The bead wasn’t as fine as I had hoped. Initially very ‘sherbet’ flavors but this subsided with time in the glass. Became subtler with white pear and other orchard fruits to the fore. Still pushing a touch of sweetness however but in a much more appealing way. A very good wine but a great one? Perhaps my taste differs but this doesn’t come within a bulls roar of Salon 02..... That’s not to say I won’t try to get my hands on some more of this and see how it ages.

8.7

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