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Community Tasting Notes (66) Avg Score: 93.1 points

  • Very open and welcoming Cristal. Light Apple and pear notes, balanced but surprisingly open and approachable. Not the complexity of the greatest of years and I worry about there being enouh balancing acidity to make this a long term keeper. Certainly drink this before the 02 and 06, but faint praise to say this really and I feel that greater selection would have resulted in a much better wine.

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  • more vibrant than 2006 - good fitness. Nice.

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  • Broad, obvious, fruity but not tropical. Flavorful and easy. It seems a bit flabby, though.

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  • Birthday dinner for Alex, William and Gina 2014 (Cove99, Peck Seah Street, Singapore): Third time round, and my impressions are very consistent with the first bottle I tried some 24 months back, and the last bottle in April this year. If anything, the potential of the champagne is even clearer now than it was back then; otherwise, it showed the same elegance and purity that I liked so much previously. The nose was perhaps just a bit more developed now, with a touch of yeast, some earthy, mushroomy hints and a little hit of saline mineral to go along with white fruited apple aromas, some of strawberries and cream and just a slight floral lilt. Quite a pretty nose that. The palate had a lovely feel to it, with a fine creamy mousse, and mouth filling flavours of red apple flavours and some green strawberries speared through lots of tingly, minerally energy. There was a great amount of extract and substance here, yet it was very fine indeed - super clean, super precise and very delicious. It ended with a long, gentle finish infused with a stony mineral and a tiny kiss of spice amidst a glow of citrus lemon notes. Still very young, but this is a very fine and elegant champagne, with a subtle depth and strength that should see it age well. I would like to try another bottle in 3-4 years, and I think it will benefit from an even longer gestation.

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  • Still tight and high toned with crisp acidity and white stonefruits , guava and pomelo. Terse and nervous now.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/15/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; saline, chalk, tart apple cream nose; tasty, saline, chalk, tart apple, cream, tart apple, mineral palate; long finish 93+ points

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