The Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 2004 Brut is a superb champagne which is just coming into its own. It is bright and focused, showing all of the tension and energy that has always been one of its signatures. The aromatic maturity is starting to develop, but the 2004 remains quite young and full of energy. The interplay of freshness from the recent disgorgement and richness gained through added time on the lees (which also results in lower dosage of 7 grams per litre) opens another window into the personality of Cristal. In 2004, the Pinot Noir is 57%, or a bit lower than normal, while the Chardonnay at 43% is correspondingly a touch higher.
2 bottles only, in original boxes.
Drink 2019 – 2039