The bottle of Cristal Champagne comes complete in a golden-coloured anti-UV cellophane wrapper, presented inside a Louis Roederer Cristal gift box.
The Cristal 2012 is deep, intense and masterful. It offers the quintessential reflection of its chalk soils which lend it its velvety texture and delicate tension.
This wine's energy has been tamed by an unusually long period of bottle ageing: Cristal 2012 was in fact aged for 10 years before its release on the market. A first!
Amber hue with green and orange tints. Fine, even and lively sparkle.
Complex and intense bouquet disclosing candied citrus, yellow fruit, Williams pear, pollen and toasted almond. The delicately seductive bouquet shows intensity and well-honed precision.
The wine is powerful, full yet tight, on entry to the palate. The 2012 is undeniably well structured but in a particular way: the wine's almost saline concentration has not been created by the sun, but is derived from the dryness of the chalk soil in a particularly cool summer.