Champagne Cristal Rosé 2013

Louis Roederer: Champagne Cristal Rosé 2013


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Pinot Noir 55%, Chardonnay 45%
rosé, trocken
12,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2025–2066
Verpackt in: 3er
Lobenberg: 100/100
Parker: 99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98/100
Suckling: 98/100
Galloni: 98/100
Tim Atkin: 98/100
Frankreich, Champagne
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Parker über: Champagne Cristal Rosé

-- Parker: A candidate for wine-of-the-vintage honors in Champagne, Roederer's 2013 Cristal Rosé is showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, red berries, stone fruit, freshly baked bread and tangerine oil. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, the vintage's bright girdling acids are amply cloaked in exuberant, expressive and notably concentrated fruit; so while this Cristal is as tensile and age-worthy as one would expect, it's also impressively fleshy and generous given the year. Concluding with an intensely sapid finish, the 2013 isn't as overtly structured as the muscular, tightly wound 2012: rather, it's the 2013's alliance of cut and flesh, precision and charm that's so compelling this year. This is another banner vintage for what I consider the reigning champion of the region's tête de cuvée bottlings, and it will be worth an effort to acquire. 99/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Champagne Cristal Rosé

-- Jeb Dunnuck: If you're a Champagne lover and this doesn't do it for you, I don't know what will. A magical Champagne that's just about as good as it gets, the 2013 Cristal Rosé reveal a lighter salmon hue to go with a rich yet also subtle nose of orange blossom, white flowers, toasted brioche, and chalky minerality. It takes some coaxing but is incredibly complex aromatically and offers more spice, dried strawberry, and library book-like nuances as it sets in the glass. Richly textured on the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and has surprising opulence as well as a great mid-palate, all of which are balanced by a vibrant spine of acidity. It starts out seemingly soft and easygoing yet changes with air, and it possesses an incredible mix of suppleness, texture, and precision that is something to behold. It can be drunk today or cellared for 20 or 30 years, possibly even longer. 98/100


Suckling über: Champagne Cristal Rosé

-- Suckling: Biscuit, white strawberry, peach, pie crust, chalk, pomegranate and pink grapefruit here. Cotton candy, too. Sharp and vibrant, with direct and linear character. Elegant, fine bubbles. Dry and delicate, yet powerful. Drink or hold. 98/100


Galloni über: Champagne Cristal Rosé

-- Galloni: The 2013 Cristal Rosé is searingly intense right out of the glass, just like the Blanc, except it has a bit more fleshiness because of the skin contact on the Pinot. Cristal Rosé has one of the best track records for aging in Champagne. I suspect the 2013 will join the ranks of the epic vintages, but it is painfully tight today. The blend is 55% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ) and 45% Chardonnay (from Avize and Mesnil) done in the classic Roederer infusion style in which Pinot Noir is vinified on the skins and then blended with Chardonnay to complete the fermentation. About 25% of the lots were done in oak, while malolactic fermentation was blocked. 98/100


Tim Atkin über: Champagne Cristal Rosé

-- Tim Atkin: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay. Made with Roederer's 'infusion' method. What isremarkable about this vintage is how the natural tension of this late, high-acid year isswathed in such a deceptively silky, seductive frame. There's no iron fist in the velvet glove,but rather a cool, unflappable handshake of subtle red fruits, sitting under fuzzy peachskin fragrance as the measured, chalky and citric persistence takes hold. As with the bestCristals, this is difficult to describe, such is the subtle harmony in the blend. One suspectsit will be fairly immortal. 98/100

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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.

Champagne Cristal Rosé 2013