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The Cuvée Cristal is the emblem of the prestigious Louis Roederer Champagne House. It is one of the most famous and exceptional cuvées in the world that is only produced when the expression of a vintage deserves to be immortalised.
After 10 years of ageing in the cool, dark chalk cellars of the House, the Cristal 2008 reveals a burst of purity and harmony.
Born from the greatest limestone terroirs, Louis Roederer's Cristal 2008 brings together the Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs in a sumptuous blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%).
The Cristal 2008 represents all the typicity of its vintage that is unique and reflective of the Roederer style. From a dry, but cool year, exceptional density and power represent the 2008 vintage to give a perfect combination of concentration and freshness.
In a perfectly harmonious complexity, the Cristal 2008 reveals an intense bouquet in which candied citrus aromas give way to the indulgent pear and almond notes that are enhanced with toasty aromas. However, it is the palate that shows all the splendour of the Crystal 2008. With great power, the attack delivers all the strength of the limestone terroir that gives depth and a saline concentration, which testifies to the chalk from the terroir. The sensations from the first sip reveal an inimitable structure that embraces the palate with sweet liqueur flavours. The mouthfeel stretches beautifully until a finish full of freshness that leaves a lingering and delicious saline impression.
With the Cristal 2008, Louis Roederer represents the elaboration of one of the greatest masterpieces of the House similar to the excellent 2002 vintage. The Cristal 2008 is the perfection of Champagne.
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