Grape: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Chalk, Brioche, Citrus, Apple
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. Champagne Louis Roederer's "Cristal" was created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II as the first "Prestige Cuvee" from the best grapes from the best sites in the best vintages.
The 2002 Cristal is one seriously big wine. Very concentrated, very elegant and very expressive with great finesse and mineral complexity. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd, chalk, grapefruit, crisp red apple, brioche, vanilla and almond flavors. Savor on its own or with caviar and creme fraiche on belinis.