Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2000
In 1974, nearly 200 years after the creation of the Maison louis Roederer and 100 years after the creation of Cristal, Jean-Claude Rouzaud decided to create Cristal Rosť. Cristal is left to mature on its sediment for five to six years and spends a minimum period of six months in the cellar after disgorgement (removal of cork and lees).
Pink with an orange rim and a vigorous mousse. Deep cherry, berry skin, spiced nuts and flowers on the nose, brightened by blood orange and smoky minerals. Taut, finely etched red berry and citrus flavors gain flesh with air, taking a turn to bitter cherry, toffee apple and yellow plum. Sappy, lightly chewy and concentrated, with a long, spicy finish. Continually changing in the glass, but it maintains an impressive, nervy precision, suggesting that it will reward cellaring - definitely!