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 have just received some Cristal 1999 in our warehouse yesterday, which was scored a massive 19 out of 20 points by Jancis Robinson who commented that this is "reminiscent of great vintages like 1970 and 1982". This beautiful champagne is now showing it’s completeness. Aside from 1999, we are pleased to offer Cristal 2005 at a special price today. Though 2005 is not a classic vintage in Champagne, Cristal 2005 is expected to be enjoyable at its younger stage with a score of 18 out of 20 points by Jancis Robinson and at only HK$1,330 per bottle, this is a very good buy. Both with limited quantities, do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to place an order on any of these -
Louis Roederer Cristal 1999 HK$2,400 per bottle 12 bottles available, Immediately available 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. Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 [SOLD OUT] HK$1,400 per bottle Special Offer - HK$1,330 per bottle 12 bottles available, ETA 3 weeks 18 out of 20 points Jancis Robinson Magnum. So powerfully scented that it perfumed the room on opening. Meaty, savoury nose. Not at all sweet. Bone dry and upright somehow. Very appetising - not at all rich. A seriously good aperitif champagne though not one of the most concentrated Cristals. Impressive persistence though. We can also offer limited quantities of the following Cristal immediately available from stock –
Louis Roederer Cristal 1997 (1*Mag) [SOLD]
HK$4,900 per Mag, 1 Mag available
Louis Roederer Cristal 1983 (1*75cl) [SOLD]
HK$2,950 per bottle, 1 bottle available
Louis Roederer Cristal 1988 (1*75cl) [SOLD]
HK$3,900 per bottle, 1 bottle available
Louis Roederer Cristal 1996 (1*75cl) [SOLD]
HK$3,190 per bottle, 1 bottle available
Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2009 (1*75cl)
HK$3,000 per bottle, 1 bottle available
Subject to final confirmation. Apart from 2005 with ETA of 3 weeks, the other Cristals in this offer are immediately available for delivery.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
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