Louis Roederer

Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung 2002


voll & rund
frische Säure
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
12,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2014–2044
Verpackt in: 3er
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Parker: 98/100
Wine Enthusiast: 98/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Galloni: 97/100
Frankreich, Champagne
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung 2002


Lobenberg: Der Cristal zeigt wie immer im Bouquet feine Röstnoten, die an kräftig getoastetes Brioche erinnern, auch Mandeln, etwas Waldhonig und reifer Apfel. Am Gaumen zeigt sich knackige Williamsbirne, viel Aprikose und eine dekadent cremige Art. Unglaublich charmant, etwas kräftiger in der Perlage. Das steht dem Cristal mit Flaschenreife ideal. Ein großartiger Champagner und verdiente Prestigecuvée! 100/100 - Die Flasche wird ohne Umverpackung geliefert.


Suckling über: Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung

-- Suckling: An exceptional vintage with the same piercing drive and precision as the scintillating 1996. Intensity and fine concentration are the hallmarks of this fine Champagne; chalky aromas, fine citrus and tight, minerally restraint, some quite concentrated stone fruits here, peach and nectarine, really assertive, some flint and mineral too. The palate is needle-like in its precision, piercing acidity and fine floral notes, clean and long. Not one to be missed. A concentrated vintage with wind dehydrating the grapes ahead of harvest. An exotically flavoured, yet tightly structured Cristal. 99/100


Parker über: Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung

-- Parker: Roederer's 2002 Cristal is a fabulous wine! Originally released in 2009, it was re-released in March this year—and was sold out in a very short time. The Cristal I tasted at Roederer in May 2018 was disgorged in 2010, after seven years sur lie. Its amazing richness and concentration makes it a forerunner of the 2015 and follows the 1999. Only two times—2002 and 2015—the fruit from all 42 plots reserved for Cristal was used for the Cristal. 'I couldn't do any better blend than the one assembling all the 42 plots,' says Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, stressing that at that time only two hectares were farmed biodynamically. As a result of the conversion to biodynamic farming, Lécaillon promised himself the production of even more beautiful, vital and balanced wines, and you can feel his satisfaction whenever he speaks of the cuvées that are yet to come such as 2012 and 2015, the latter of which he calls 'the new 2002.' Back to history: the nose of the 2002 Cristal shows a deep, ripe and elegant fruit with aromas of white chocolate, wet chalk, wild vanilla and pepper (typical for 2002) as well as terroir-driven truffle notes. Intense and very elegant in the mouth, this is a ripe, rich and concentrated yet also pure and vital Cristal with great finesse, elegance and mineral complexity. It's a sublime Champagne right now, although it's more wine than Champagne. 98/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung

-- Wine Enthusiast: This is an exceptional wine, as is the vintage. The fruits—grapefruit, crisp red apple—balance with a fine yeasty character. There is a great depth of flavor, the fruits going in a pure line of freshness. The one problem is that it is much too young, the result of the demand from the market for the next vintage. Age this wine for at least four years. 98/100


Falstaff über: Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung

-- Falstaff: Mittleres Grüngelb, Silberreflexe, feines, gut anhaltendes Mousseux. Frischer weißer Apfel unterlegt mit zitronig-floralen Nuancen, dahinter aber stoffige Akkorde von Backwerk und Nüssen, kandierte Orangenzesten, ein Hauch Kakao. Am Gaumen saftig, seidige Textur, feine fruchtsüße Nuancen von Tropenfrucht und weißer Schokolade, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, elegant und lange anhaftend im Abgang, perfekt trinkreif und mit ausgezeichnetem Potenzial ausgestattet. 98/100


Galloni über: Champagne Cristal Late Release Flaschengärung

-- Galloni: The 2002 Cristal is now entering its first plateau of maturity, which makes it a terrific Champagne for drinking now. Hints of apricot, brioche, lemon confit, honey, hazelnut, baked apple tart and spice give the 2002 striking layers of nuance. Rich and generous, the 2002 show plenty of the natural opulence of the year and yet retains terrific freshness as well. As always, Cristal is a blend of Pinot from Ay, Verzenay, Verzy and Beaumont sur Vesle, and Chardonnay from Mesnil, Cramant and Oger. Dosage is 9 grams per liter. This is the original 2010 disgorgement. What a wine. 97/100

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Louis Roederer

Bereits Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts kaufte Louis Roederer, entgegen den damaligen Gepflogenheiten, ausgewählte Flächen auf den Böden der Grands Crus der Champagne. […]