Louis Roederer, Cristal

Colour: White
Vintage: 2012
Region: Champagne
98 TA
98 JS
98 AG
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2012 Louis Roederer, Cristal

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From £158 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2012 Louis Roederer, Cristal

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Per
Region: Champagne
98 TA
BTL
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2
0
1
£1,000
6
 
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Bottle (75cl)
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£190.00
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2012 Louis Roederer, Cristal

TA
From £158 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2012 Louis Roederer, Cristal

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Champagne
98 TA
BTL
0
2
0
1
£1,000
6
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (6 x 75cl) LIVETRADE +
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE +
You buy
£1,000.00
2 Case(s) Available
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
You buy
£158.33
1 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

98 TA

Bright please yellow colour. Aromas and flavours of apple, pear and tangerine are nicely framed by perfumed white flowers. At once rich yet lively and lithe, due to 2012’s reduced crop load (mildew problems) this is a richer than usual Cristal but still is its usual refined, light on its feet, vibrant self. A 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay blend with 7.5 g/L dosage, this is the first Cristal ever made from completely biodynamically farmed vines. Drinking window: 2024-2035. Ian D'Agata Terroirsense.com Jan 2024

Tim Atkin

98 JS

Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavors. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well.

James Suckling

98 AG

The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning. It’s as simple as that. Dosage is just over 7 grams per liter, the lowest it has even been for Cristal.

Antonio Galloni

97+ RP

Aromas of clear honey, crisp green orchard fruit, white peach, pastry cream and dried white flowers introduce the 2012 Cristal, a full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine that's built for the cellar. Broader, more textural and more muscular than the 2008 Cristal, with seemingly even greater reserves of structuring dry extract, the 2012 is incisive and searingly chalky. This is the first Cristal produced exclusively from organically farmed fruit, and it marks the opening of a new chapter for Louis Roderer. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, vinified without malolactic fermentation and disgorged with 7.5 grams per liter dosage. Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon has once again excelled himself.

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