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White - Sparkling

2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne

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Community Tasting Note

  • Mr Coone Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 13, 2020 - Light golden yellow and fine sparkle in the glass.

    In the nose: aroma's of brioche, yeast, citrus and apple.

    In the beginning a lot of acidity, but this softened up real quick. Soft and creamy with aroma's of apple, honey, acacia, citrus and brioche.
    A finish of 13 caud.

    A very good champagne. Perhaps one of the better champagnes I have tasted so far.
    But is it worth that much money? I would say not. There are lots of equally qualified sparkling wines to be found for only a fraction of this price.
    Anyway, I am very happy to have tasted this wine.

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  • Mark1npt commented:

    8/14/20, 6:51 AM - What are some comparable, less expensive option for champagne, in your opinion? Thanks!

  • Mr Coone commented:

    8/14/20, 1:00 PM - First ones that come to my mind are Louise Brison and Ruinart. Both are also very "soft" and complex champagnes.
    In the more expensive category, I'd go for Dom Perignon, Dom Ruinart or la Grande Dame. They're expensive, but still cheaper than Cristal.

  • Mark1npt commented:

    8/14/20, 1:06 PM - I'll have to look for the Brison and Ruinart...I'm not a Dom P fan, a little bit too much toast/malted for me. I prefer the lighter, clean whiter lines of the Cristal but of course, not the price tag!

  • Mr Coone commented:

    8/14/20, 1:15 PM - Lucky for us we do not all like the same wines :-)

  • Mark1npt commented:

    8/14/20, 1:17 PM - Yes, so much variety to choose from! Otherwise we'd all be fighting over the same limited bottles!

  • Mr Coone commented:

    8/16/20, 1:16 AM - If you don't like much toast. Don't go for the Louise Brison. These wines stay a long time on their yeast and have a lot of brioche/toast.

  • Mark1npt commented:

    8/16/20, 6:30 AM - Much appreciate the info! Thanks Mr C!

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