2004 Louis Roederer Cristal
Champagne, France
 
WB Rating: 93

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $225.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Champagne / Sparkling
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Glorious expression of Champagne. I'm sure this wine is in its infancy and this tasting only hints at its potential. But it already has an exquisite mouth-feel that's exceedingly elegant, graceful as a spring breeze, and remarkably focused. Classic Champagne flavors that broaden with every second in the glass. At this point shows primarily citrus peel and toasty/yeasty flavors, though there are hints of flowers and deeper fruit flavors in the background that will probably emerge more clearly with time. Unfortunately, this is undoubtedly the only time I'll taste this beauty. [Price estimated: this was a gift from our favorite brother- and sister-in-law.] - HK 2013-09-01

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