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    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Limited Edition Box 2004
    Vintage Sparkling Wine - Champagne, France

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    • W&S97
    • WE97
    Price: $229.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine Enthusiast, 97 Wine & Spirits, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Spectator

    Region: Champagne, France

    Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Other Info: Great Wine Gift, Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 12%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112855

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Brilliant yellow color displaying light amber nuances, combined with an ultra-fine, persistent, soft effervescence. There's an intense, highly expressive bouquet on the first nose! The aromatic elegance and precision of Chardonnay is apparent: white fruit, sweet pollen, fine citrus fruit and very pure minerality. After a few minutes, the aromas move on to more confit, lightly grilled hints. The bouquet is rich and sweet, almost generous, remaining precise and impeccably refined. The bite in the mouth is full and creamy, revealing an incredible concentration of juicy fruits: yellow peach, apricot, mango and others. This silky, meaty concentration, which is both dense and soft – and typical of great pinot noirs – is immediately combined with a sophisticated touch of acidity, bringing the wine alive with minerality. The overriding impression is one of a true harmony of flavors, senses and silky textures... Absolute sensuality.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Exceptionally rich and dense, an exceptional wine that reveals itself in layers, from the first fruit attack to the mineral texture and the way it gradually fills the mouth. Selected from old vines, there is a great flavor in this wine, with the promise of many years' aging. Cellar Selection.

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    A pale beauty with delicate power, energy and dimension, the 2004 Cristal is an impressive follow-up to the 2002. Scents of apple blossom hint at the depth and clarity fo the fruit, layered with ginger and spice in a flavor delivered over the course of several minutes. The freshness of the wine comes through in a subtle hum rather than anything as overt as a buzz, bright, airy and unstoppable.

    97 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Light, bright gold. Spicy citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by chalk, white flowers and a touch of smokiness. Taut, linear lemon and orange rind flavors give way to deeper pear in the mid-palate and pick up notes of honeysuckle and toasted grain with air. Still very young but shows excellent promise. Finishes with good mineral cut and sappy persistence.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Floral, citrus and spice aromas and flavors are at the forefront of this filigree, delicate Champagne, which is harmonious and well-defined, with a long aftertaste of roasted nut and toast. Very dry. Drink now through 2028.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    Pedro NJ (1/11/2012)
    Opened it up on New Years Eve and it was a big hit. Excellent dry brut made the celebration all the better. Go with this one!
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    nikkileth (3/30/2012)
    Louis Roederer does not dissapoint with this lovely citrus-y champagne. I wasn't a big fan of this but this 2004 vintage rocks! Lots of bubbles the way I like it. Great price point! The box adds sophistication and has a mirror inside of it.
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    Buttaflygurl (4/5/2012)
    Dry Brut of great calibur! It's good.
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    CathynSF (3/30/2012)
    A bit yeasty as you take your first sniff but very drinkable. I must say, I've had othre vintages and I must admit, this is not my favorite. But, the presentation is stunning. Makes an excellent gift.
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