Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
Aromas of scorched earth, baked fruit, roasted coffee bean, leather and underbrush take shape in the glass. The warm palate reflects the heat of the vintage, delivering a core of dried berry accented with notes of licorice and lightly toasted oak. Assertive tannins provide the framework. Drink through 2020.
96 Robert Parker
The 2009 Cristal literally shimmers on the palate, showing great depth and purity in its sumptuous layers of fruit. It is a magnificent wine endowed with superb length and exceptional overall balance. The 2009 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The percentage of wine aged in oak is 15%, which is down slightly from previous vintages.
Cristal is a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. It has a silky texture and fruity aromas, complemented by a powerful mineral quality with white fruit and citrus notes. Cristal is a wine that keeps well: it can be conserved for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character.