The cuvée Cristal 2006 is a vintage of the champagne house Roederer, it surprises and seduces by its complex range of aromas. This champagne has a glistening robe with a slightly amber reflection and a muffled and regular effervescence which allows to foresee a beautiful ripeness. On the nose, the Cristal Roederer vintage of 2006 is intense and rich. One can detect notes of candied fruits (orange, lemon), white flowers (lily) and nuts slightly grilled (hazelnut, almond). On the mouth, the wine is broad and complex and has an incredible condensed texture. It oscillates between a fruity depth and a pure freshness : a delicious, delicate and light balance. One can feel the ripeness and the softness that lean on the freshness and minerality. The feeling of harmony dominates thanks to its very accurate aromas that blend perfectly.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Roederer's 2006 Brut Cristal is striking in its sense of lift and delicacy, serving as one of many instances where those bringing preconceptions of this vintage's warmth and ripeness of fruit to their experience may be pleasantly surprised. A nose of fresh apple, fennel and cucumber sets up associations with a slaw or salad that are crisply, lusciously and refreshingly redeemed on the palate. A garland of honeysuckle and heliotrope complements subtle suggestions of raw almond and vanilla, while alkaline and iodine notes as well as cooling but pungent green herbal notes add to the soothing yet stimulating finish. This exceptionally poised, refined, and buoyant performance is apt to gain depth with a few years' bottle age.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir/Chardonnay|
|Producer/Bottled By||CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER 51722 REIMS CEDEX FRANCE|