Cristal 2012 by Louis Roederer: A discovery unfold
Friday December 6, 2019
As we all know, The house of Louis Roederer is the last great independent, family-run champagne winery that brought us a taste of elegance perfection globally. And bringing such flavours were based on one guiding principle: and that was, all great wine depends on the quality of the soil.
And yet a latest discovery has been unveiled. - The Cristal 2012.
The Cristal 2012 was launched in Hong Kong to cater Louis Roederer’s patrons. This new discovery is hailed as the “first born from this new viticulture”. (source: www.thedrinksbusiness.com - HK edition)
Louis Roederer’s website connotes it as “an accomplished personality.” As it was born on the year of contrasts, this Cristal 2012 weaves subtle blend of strength and finesse, the happy alliance of superb depth combined with the freshness of its limestone terroir. This wine of substance and firepower, born in the light of the white soils, finds a rare intensity in this year of fabulous maturity. (Source: www.louisroederer.com)
Tasting notes from James Suckling:
Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavours. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well.