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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2012 - Gift Boxed

Champagne

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HK$2,298   each
Regular price
RRP HK$2,690 
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HK$2,198  in any 6+
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18% off rrp
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Palate Profile

For the Louis Roederer Champagne House, this is the first Cristal vintage born of a new type of viticulture that connects Man and Nature. It is the result of long years of reflection and experimentation in order to create that perfect spark. In this type of viticulture, Nature comes through clearer and stronger, and each vine receives the care it needs each year.

Critic Awards

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. Fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavors. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long Pinot weight. will age so well.

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. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning.

As the first 100% biodynamic Cristal, entirely from Roederer-owned vineyards, this is an important milestone. This latest incarnation is a great Champagne with its density, elegance and poise. Still impressively young, the wine is taut, tightly wound and textured. At the same time, it has pure, ripe white and citrus fruits that are perfumed, and an important part of this wine’s long-term future.

Apple blossom, white flower, chalky minerality, spice, and toasted bread aromas and flavors. With gorgeous purity of fruit, a seamless, layered mouthfeel, flawless balance, and a terrific sense of minerality on the finish, this is a beautiful, elegant yet rich Cristal to enjoy over the coming 20 years or so.

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.

Region and Grapes

Region: Champagne
Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Cellaring Potential

Drink now through 2050.

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