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Cristal Rosé, Louis Roederer 1996

RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourRosé
TypeSparkling

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Tasting Notes

The 1996 Cristal Rose is an intensely-flavored Champagne with an unusually light pale salmon color. Its effervescence is restrained (almost non-existent), but the flavors are intense in this dry, austere, provocative offering. An outrageously great, singularly-styled rose Champagne, it is best served with intensely-flavored food. It is a tour de force in Champagne to enjoy over the next 7-10 years. Louis Roederer does not display a disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage Brut. This is regrettable as it has consistently been one of the finer bottlings in this category.

98
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (162), December 2005
97
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, March 2005
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