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  • Louis Roederer, Cristal 2013 750ML

Louis Roederer, Cristal 2013 750ML

589 SGD
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
2013
Type
Sparkling
Format
750ML
Rating
Robert Parker 98
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Description

I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Citrus
    Flavours may include:
    Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
  • Green Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Apple, Pear
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
The Champagne of the Tsar
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
White Wine
Serving Temperature
10°C to 12°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Food Pairings
Fish, Goat Cheese, Poultry, Shellfish, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese

Louis Roederer, Cristal 2013 750ML

589 SGD

Louis Roederer, Cristal 2013 750ML

589 SGD