Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, vintage 2009 (Gift Box)
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Prestige Cuvée Champagne|
|Style||Dry and biscuity|
|Major Grape||Champagne Blend|
|Grapes||58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
The latest vintage of Louis Roederer's top Champagne arrives before the one that preceded it in the cellar – the company is still holding on to the 2008. How good will the earlier, cooler vintage be? One of the greats, we understand, but in the meantime, from a relatively warm year, this is nonetheless replete with shimmering fresh acidity and minerals as well as delectable ripe fruit and a luxurious silkiness. Expensive, yes, but undeniably great.