Brut, Cristal Vintage 2014, Louis Roederer
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Aastal 1876, nõudis tsaar Aleksander II, et tema auks toodetud šampanjat peab serveerima kristall dekantrist. Sellest sai alguse idee kristallist kui ülima täiuslikuse ja harulduse sümbol. Vein laagerdub vähemalt 6 aastat pärmi settel Louis Roederer’i keldrites ning peale seda veel 8 kuud pudelis. Cristal säilitab oma värskuse ja iseloomu ka üle kahekümne aasta vanusena.
James Suckling – 98 Points
This is quite chalky with firm phenolics that frame the wine beautifully. It’s medium-to full-bodied with strawberries and earth. Dense, linear and intense. Hints of brioche and pie crust at the end. Very structured and gorgeous. Salty and lightly chewy. One third of the base wines fermented and aged in oak. Connoisseur Champagne. From organic vineyards of the Roederer domains. Smaller production than normal. Seven years on the lees. Give it two or three years to open
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 98 Points
I’ve revisited Roederer’s 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn’t do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist’s perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that’s intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you’re unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you’ll see Roederer’s rapid progress in the vineyards writ large. (WK)