White - Sparkling

2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 164

  • HandmadeHomemade Likes this wine:

    April 6, 2020 - Incredible. Notes of sea spray, caviar, full body- taut wine. Amazingly bright citrus acidity. So young.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • I'd Rather Be Drinking Wine Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 5, 2020 - My benchmark for Champagne! This is by far the best Champagne I have ever had, and as close to perfection as I can imagine! It has everything you could ask for in a Champagne...pale gold color, effervescence of tiny bubbles that are a constant reminder of its crispness and freshness. Lovely on the nose, reminding you of a breezy Spring day with freshness in the air, then in the distance, and growing stronger, fresh baked bread, an ocean breeze, and some baking spices and toasty oak. On the palate, you are whisked away with a complex, but very pleasant assault of minerals, wet rock, stone fruit, baked pie, and sweet toasted bread. While you are enjoying the foray and identifying nuances, you soon realize the bottle is empty! A classic wine, in a classic vintage....can't imagine a better wine, but left a couple points open in case I am fortunate enough to ever find one! I could drink this everyday (if I could afford it!). A treat to drink, and well worth every penny!

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • jpbach13C wrote: 98 points

    April 3, 2020 - Every bottle better than the last. Wow. Words don’t do this justice. Insanely concentrated yet light as a feather. Endless finish. Kaleidoscopic.

    The best wines can be drunk at any stage of their evolution.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • pfisher17 Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 30, 2020 - Amazing. Definitely the most complex champagne I’ve ever had. Lots of citrus on the front pallet, which is rare in champagnes. High acid as well which tells me this will age beautifully. Glad I bought a few more to lay down. Should easily age for 30-40 years.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Motz wrote: 97 points

    March 28, 2020 - The wine deities smiled on me, affording me a second opportunity to taste this transcendent offering. Generous and beautifully framed, notable saline elements, delightfully satisfying finish. Stately poise, impeccable precision! 97-98.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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    Cristal 2008, 6/17/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2018, Issue #74, Champagne Louis Roederer The Most Dynamic and Forward-Thinking Grande Marque

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Louis Roederer
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Cristal Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 3114081143055, 734599043055

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1,660 (10%)
  • In Cellars 13,571 (79%)
  • Consumed 1,844 (11%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitif, Shellfish, Caviar, Cured ham, Duck, Fish, Lobster, Moon Pies, Sushi, Tapas

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100% Like It  82 votes

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