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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

Colour: White
Vintage: 2002
Appellation: Champagne
98 (WA/JS)

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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

98 (WA/JS)
From £2,640 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

98 (WA/JS)
From £2,640 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2002 Louis Roederer Cristal

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Champagne
98 (WA/JS)
BTL
0
30
0
2
£1,350
6
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
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£2,400.00
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£1,200.00
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£1,350.00
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£220.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

98

Wine Advocate

Roederer's 2002 Cristal is a fabulous wine! Originally released in 2009, it was re-released in March this year—and was sold out in a very short time. The Cristal I tasted at Roederer in May 2018 was disgorged in 2010, after seven years sur lie. Its amazing richness and concentration makes it a forerunner of the 2015 and follows the 1999. Only two times—2002 and 2015—the fruit from all 42 plots reserved for Cristal was used for the Cristal. "I couldn't do any better blend than the one assembling all the 42 plots," says Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, stressing that at that time only two hectares were farmed biodynamically. As a result of the conversion to biodynamic farming, Lécaillon promised himself the production of even more beautiful, vital and balanced wines, and you can feel his satisfaction whenever he speaks of the cuvées that are yet to come such as 2012 and 2015, the latter of which he calls "the new 2002." Back to history: the nose of the 2002 Cristal shows a deep, ripe and elegant fruit with aromas of white chocolate, wet chalk, wild vanilla and pepper (typical for 2002) as well as terroir-driven truffle notes. Intense and very elegant in the mouth, this is a ripe, rich and concentrated yet also pure and vital Cristal with great finesse, elegance and mineral complexity. It's a sublime Champagne right now, although it's more wine than Champagne. Tasted in Reims in May 2018. - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate #237, June 2018

97

Richard Juhlin

Sublime and aristocratic of course. Wonderfully feminine elegance just a month later. Honeyed and fantastic today.

–champagneclub.com, Richard Juhlin

98

James Suckling

A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note.

97

Antonio Galloni

The 2002 Cristal is now entering its first plateau of maturity, which makes it a terrific Champagne for drinking now. Hints of apricot, brioche, lemon confit, honey, hazelnut, baked apple tart and spice give the 2002 striking layers of nuance. Rich and generous, the 2002 show plenty of the natural opulence of the year and yet retains terrific freshness as well. As always, Cristal is a blend of Pinot from Ay, Verzenay, Verzy and Beaumont sur Vesle, and Chardonnay from Mesnil, Cramant and Oger. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. This is the original 2010 disgorgement. What a wine.

968

Wine Lister

Quality 974 | Brand 993 | Economics 908 |

buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 12 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 5 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 49 of the world's top wine lists, including Jade on 36 Economics: Above its peer group average price of £99 for the 2002 vintage Production:

- www.wine-lister.com, June 2017

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