White - Sparkling

1988 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2001 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 4, 2018 - Wine Workshop: An evening with Cristal (Atera - 77 Worth Street in NYC): This is coming across as a bit younger. Next to the '89 it's almost a bit closed for business. Still nice. Some of the apples and a bit of the saline streak that others had picked up in a lot of the bottles but I mostly just got here. Nice acidity. Will continue to let our bottle sleep.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 14, 2018 - The best 88 Champagnes from 1988 Part 3/3 Prestige Cuvees from Magnum (L'assiette champenois): Magnum, not blind

    Much fresher than the regular bottle 5 month ago, but in the beginning very powerful, not much toffee and coffee as usual. After 20 min more reluctant and elegant as expected. a touch weaker than the Krug. 97

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 21, 2018 - Phantastic nougat, Toffee, milk chocolate, great fine bubbles with a fresh lime late palate. From colour and tertiary Aromas a Little bit too fast maturated for an 88 but today at his Peak 96-97

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 11, 2017 - Für viele eindeutig der Gewinner des Abends. Wirkt neben dem 1996er am frischesten von allen gereifteren Teilnehmern. Marzipan, Macadamia, Biskuit, weisser Pfeffer, weiße Schokolade. Wird mit der Zeit immer stärker und stärker. Was für ein Schatz. 98

  • heiamat.no wrote: 94 points

    May 22, 2016 - Dyp, intens nese med søt gjærbakst, tørket aprikos, hasselnøtter og overmodne epler med et dryss kanel. Syrefrisk og delikat i anslaget. Kompleks karakter med høstens nedfallsfrukt, litt spice, karamell og tørket fiken. Rike og modne aromaer, men oppleves allikevel livlig, fresh og energisk. Nydelig lengde.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Cristal in Magnum: It’s Another World (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Cristal – The 1980s…A Decade of Change (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Sundays, 3/4/2009

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    A Survey of Cristal: 1979-2002 (Jan 2009) (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/20/2007 (link)

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    12/1/2001 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Louis Roederer
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Cristal Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
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  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Code 734599043055

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (2%)
  • In Cellars 275 (63%)
  • Consumed 156 (36%)

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