One of the most highly-demanded prestige cuvees in Champagne that has been produced since 1876 at the request of Alexander II, Louis Roederer Cristal is a powerful and multi-dimensional Champagne that amazes every drinker's senses. The proportion of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is nearly balanced in every vintage, and based on the growing conditions in each year, the cellar master will slightly change his secret recipe as a cooler year may favor Pinot Noir while a warmer year will favor Chardonnay.
We are delighted to offer their 1999 vintage at a special price today. Scored a massive 19 out of 20 points from Jancis Robinson who commented that this is "reminiscent of great vintages like 1970 and 1982", at HK$2,390 per bottle, this is too good to miss! -
Louis Roederer Cristal 1999
HK$2,500 per bottle
Special Offer - HK$2,390 per bottle
24 bottles available, ETA 2-3 weeks
19 out of 20 points Jancis Robinson
The exceptional maturity of the harvest (lowest acidity since 1959), along with the quality and quantity was reminiscent of great vintages like 1970 and 1982. In the Côte des Blancs, grape harvesting began on 14 September, while in the Marne Valley, Louis Roederer started two days before everyone else. Average degree levels varied between 10 and 12.5 °C, and the grapes were beautifully healthy. In the Montagne de Reims, everything began on 20 September. During this time, the more abundant plots continued to ripen. Yields from the vineyards of Verzenay and Verzy were close to record levels. As in the Côte des Blancs, weather conditions in August and early September made quality compatible with high yield, thus promising a great vintage. Disgorged 2011. 57% Pinot Noir. Dosage 8 g/l with the same wine. Lovely richness on the nose with real spread of crème pâtissière but very tight and refreshing too. Very satisfying. At peak and very flattering. Long and fresh. Spreads opulently but not dully across the palate. So complete. Such lovely neatness.
Subject to final confirmation. ETA 2-3 weeks.
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