Ray & Marianne's Wedding; 6/10/2016-6/11/2016 (Yan Ting, St Regis, Singapore): Delicious in a slightly sweeter, more obvious fashion. The nose showed ripe cherries and berries alongside more lemony notes, and then a bit of yeast and mineral. Nice, in a typically Cristal way. The palate was still primary, but there was a lovely marriage of depth and intensity of flavour with a characteristic purity and balance, with juicy flavours of sweet lemons, apples and a touch of berry fruit laced with a fine mousse and a good stream of citrusy notes. Long finish too, with quite a bit of power behind its citrusy notes, and then just a hint of spice trailing away behind. Really primary still, this had a bit of a tart edge to it amidst the plump fruit, but it clearly is a Champagne of quality. I would actually keep it away for a good 6-8 years more.
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(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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