Louis Roederer, Brut Cristal Riems 2006

Cristal 2006

55% PN, 45% CH from estate vineyards. Mostly old mid-slope vines from the chalkiest sites and the largest holdings in the Roederer family stable. 20% raised in wood, weekly lees stirring, no malo. Dosage: 8 g/l.

Fifteen years on.

Yellow-gold. Chocolate biscuit and clementine strength, a dense packing, yellow and orange fruits with a layered depth on the nose. The opening is concentrated on the palate. Faintly honeyed and nut oil notes add a sense of richness and depth. Cristal spine with stylish flesh on either side of the spine, Cristal style at its centre, it glides on its sleek and seamless content. Lengthens with a sure hand on white pepper and chalky mineral nuances. Now – 2036+.

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