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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006

Vintage:

2006

Ratings:

96 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Acclaim:

The 2006 Cristal is one of the most towering, structured young Cristals I can remember tasting. Roederer is among the first, if not the first, major house to release its tete de cuvees. Young Cristal can often deceive with its open, seductive personality, but that is not at all the case here. The 2006 is majestic, powerful Cristal that is going to need bottle age. Today it is massive, tightly coiled and imposing, with tons of structure, phenomenal balance and plenty of potential for the future.

Tasting Notes:

Glistening color with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow. There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). On airing, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense, almost explosive: a sabayon of vine peaches,apricots, melon and mango. The mouth features a rounded, complex ballet of fruit. The texture is incredibly concentrated, giving the impression of biting into a ripe, fleshy fruit. The palate is enveloped by this depth of juicy, creamy, silky fruit, which soon makes way for a pure, sharp, graceful freshness. A transition follows from ripe fruit to a clear, light, delicate environment. Ripeness, softness and concentration arise from freshness and mineral quality, transforming the ripe fruit into a slightly sharp citrus flavor; the warmer notes make way for flowers, citrus zests and nuts. After this rapid succession of flavors, there is a lasting impression of harmony: the aromas, flavors, slight bitterness and freshness come in just the right proportions, intermingling to form a perfectly integrated yet complex whole. A few hints of tatin tart and Danish pastries add a final touch to the already complex range of aromas.

Blend:

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay

Cellaring:

Best after 2020.

Additional Image: Cristal 2006 Ultimate Champagne & Caviar Experience


Additional Image: Cristal 2006 Ultimate Champagne & Caviar Experience

Additional Image: Cristal 2006 Ultimate Champagne & Caviar Experience


Cristal 2006 Ultimate Champagne & Caviar Experience

Our premium Champagne & Caviar gift is every bit as exciting to receive and open as it is to sip and savor. This impressive gift arrives in a handcrafted Napa "wine box" case designed to make a lasting impression. Its solid construction and various sliding lids and compartments hold cherished delicacies that reinforce the extraordinary nature of the gift and your thoughtfulness. The gift and its presentation are truly "over the top." Who on your gift list deserves one this year?

The gift includes:

  • A bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006
  • 2 oz of the finest sustainably harvested Osetra caviar, packed fresh and guaranteed. Held at 26 degrees until shipment, it arrives in our unique chill pack designed specially for this gift
  • Mother-of-pearl and sterling silver caviar service set for two
  • 8 oz chilled Creme Fraiche
  • 36-pack Russian Handmade Bilinis
  • A personal gift card held in place on one of the interior lids with a beautiful wax seal

**You will be given the opportunity to select an exact delivery date. If sending to a residence, we will make a discreet telephone call to verify that someone 21 yrs or older will be home to accept the delivery.

  • Earliest Delivery Tue Nov 25th
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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006

Vintage:

2006

Ratings:

96 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Acclaim:

The 2006 Cristal is one of the most towering, structured young Cristals I can remember tasting. Roederer is among the first, if not the first, major house to release its tete de cuvees. Young Cristal can often deceive with its open, seductive personality, but that is not at all the case here. The 2006 is majestic, powerful Cristal that is going to need bottle age. Today it is massive, tightly coiled and imposing, with tons of structure, phenomenal balance and plenty of potential for the future.

Tasting Notes:

Glistening color with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow. There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). On airing, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense, almost explosive: a sabayon of vine peaches,apricots, melon and mango. The mouth features a rounded, complex ballet of fruit. The texture is incredibly concentrated, giving the impression of biting into a ripe, fleshy fruit. The palate is enveloped by this depth of juicy, creamy, silky fruit, which soon makes way for a pure, sharp, graceful freshness. A transition follows from ripe fruit to a clear, light, delicate environment. Ripeness, softness and concentration arise from freshness and mineral quality, transforming the ripe fruit into a slightly sharp citrus flavor; the warmer notes make way for flowers, citrus zests and nuts. After this rapid succession of flavors, there is a lasting impression of harmony: the aromas, flavors, slight bitterness and freshness come in just the right proportions, intermingling to form a perfectly integrated yet complex whole. A few hints of tatin tart and Danish pastries add a final touch to the already complex range of aromas.

Blend:

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay

Cellaring:

Best after 2020.

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