Louis Roederer : Coffret Cristal et 2 Flûtes 2008

 Incl. GST & DP1 Bottle (75cl)
Parker : 97+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Let's start describing the 2008 Cristal technically first. It is a 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 36 plots in seven grands crus: Verzy, Verzenay, Beaumont and Ay for the Pinot Noir and Mesnil, Avize and Cramant for the Chardonnay. Twenty-five percent of the wine was fermented in oak, and 16% underwent malolactic fermentation to moderate the fresh acidity of the 2008 vintage. The assemblage was bottled in May 2009. After 8.5 years on the second lees (longer than any Cristal before), the first release was disgorged in September 2017 with a relatively low dosage of 7.5 grams per liter.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

Dessert wine
No

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Color
White

Producer
Louis Roederer

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
97+

Allergens
Contains sulphites