London, United Kingdom
82 Silverthorne Road
A very naughty bottle of bubbles right here folks.
All of my Champagne is held in Bond at Vine International in London (UK), my cases are in perfect condition and typically all come in Original presentation packaging - My private agent Mr Robert Reed is managing the sale of my stock, and would love to talk to you about the wine and arrange shipping of the wine to your preferred location.
We have over 90 cases of this stupendous drop
Full provenance available on request and pictures of stock (fully numbered) available to serious interested parties
97 Points - Antonio Gallon - "Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, but then the wine opens on the palate, revealing layer after layer of flavor to match a multi-dimensional, kaleidoscopic personality that will leave Champagne lovers weak at the knees. The 2007 is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, which is to say a bit more Chardonnay-leaning than is the norm. The 2007 is striking today, but it should also age effortlessly for several decades. It is also without question one of the very finest new releases of the year"
96 Points - James Suckling - "Chalk soils drive pinot noir to make a style that has additional minerality here and compression. On the nose, there are white cherries, gentle spices and hints of almost peppery notes. There's spring honey too and some yeasty, darker mushroomy edges. The palate is silky, very composed, refined, elegant and powerful. It's the chardonnay that defines the palate here in a different way to the other Roederer Champagnes. That this is a unique Champagne is absolutely correct: The depth and grapefruit focus is so impressive, as is the layered, elegant and long finish. Just effortless as a late toasty wave of grilled hazelnuts finishes things off. This is very approachable but will be best around 2022+"
95 Points - Stephan Reinhardt - "Jean-Baptiste Lcaillon calls Cristal the first terroir cuve of the Champagne. He furthers, Its not just Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, but the chalk that brings the ultimate finesse, length and precision of Cristal. Forty-five blocks with averaging age of 43-years-old, low-yielding vines form the base of Cristal, which is usually made of approximately 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Due to an early bud break (end of March) and the wet summer, the 2007 was picked at the end of August, so almost 100 days after the flowering instead of the normal 93-95 days. There is a bit less Pinot Noir than usual (57%) and accordingly, more Chardonnay (43%) in the 2007 Cristal. This Champagne comes along in a golden color and with a deep and matured, yet well-defined bouquet of ripe yellow fruits and honey notes. Full-bodied, round and very complex, the generous 2007 is a perfect mix of ripe fruit and precise minerality. It is a silky textured, pure and precise, as well as powerful and expressive Champagne. It has great tension and grip in the very long and persistent finish. Great expression of chalk. The 2007 was disgorged in 2015. The 2009 is to be released in September; the 2008 won't be in the market earlier than January 2018. Neither a 2010 nor a 2011 will be released, but a 2012"
Louis Roederer Cristal
In 1876 Louis Roederer created the now famous Cristal, at the request of Alexander II. This once intensely sweet wine is now one of the most luscious, deeply flavoured Champagnes available.
Jean-Baptiste, Cristal’s Cellar Master, tells me that there are two types of Cristal, this is due to Champagne’s location right on the watershed between a continental climate and a maritime climate: a continental vintage leads to Pinot Noir flourishing, whereas Chardonnay loves a maritime-dominated year. In 2007 Chardonnay flourished in a year that had a long, cool growing season. The result is a wine with wonderful purity, reminiscent of the finest blanc de blancs. You are greeted by a nose of nougat, with hints of white chocolate and just a touch of lemon. The palate is a pure, fine expression of Champagne, a tiniest hint of redcurrant that then steps aside to allow the main characters of lemon, apple and pear to come through. Harmonious and fine.