Louis Roederer is one of the very top Champagne houses in the world, and their Cristal is one of the most highly sought prestige cuvees. The cuvee and the distinctive flat, clear lead crystal glass bottle design was first made in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes and safety needs of Tsar Alexander II. Produced only during the best years, when the Chardonnay (around 40%) and Pinot noir (around 60%) grapes have attained perfect maturity, it is aged for 6 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a further 8 months after dégorgement. Depending 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. Every release offers a powerful and multi-dimensional Champagne that amazes every drinker's senses.
Their amazing quality keeps us on the constant lookout for more and we are pleased to have secured more of their Cristal 1999. The 1999 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", and is now showing its completeness.
Arriving in just 2 weeks and only 12 bottles available at a special price of HK$2,400 per bottle, be quick to let us know if you would like to get a bottle or two of this gem -
Louis Roederer Cristal 1999
HK$2,480 per bottle
Special Offer – HK$2,400 per bottle (Valid until end of Tue, 18th August 2020)
12 bottles available, ETA 2 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 weeks. Special offer only valid until next Tuesday, 18th August 2020.
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