Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

9.529 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

Paired with oyster and caviar

Paired with oyster and caviar

May 1st, 2022
"Odedi"

I always enjoy drinking this Champagne, although this one is very young.

Dry on the palate with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Showing citrus, yeast, bread, green apples, spices, minerals and white pepper.

This 9 year old Champagne is crispy and refreshing, and feels much younger than its age.

Easy to drink and good by itself. Well balanced with nice complexity.

I really prefer it with a lot more age, but it is definitely delicious already.

This 2013 was a great vintage in Champagne and it is showing it.

Robert Parker 96 points.

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$350.

I always enjoy drinking this Champagne, although this one is very young.

Dry on the palate with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Showing citrus, yeast, bread, green apples, spices, minerals and white pepper.

This 9 year old Champagne is crispy and refreshing, and feels much younger than its age.

Easy to drink and good by itself. Well balanced with nice complexity.

I really prefer it with a lot more age, but it is definitely delicious already.

This 2013 was a great vintage in Champagne and it is showing it.

Robert Parker 96 points.

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$350.

Mar 19th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Happy birthday, Rose! Toasty. Delicate. Long. Creamy mousse.

Happy birthday, Rose! Toasty. Delicate. Long. Creamy mousse.

Jan 13th, 2022
Mike R
9.5

Beautiful

Beautiful

Jan 1st, 2022
Scott Rowe

Xmas Champagne tasting 2021.

Xmas Champagne tasting 2021.

Dec 20th, 2021
Andrew Schirmer

No formal notes. Still quite primary and needed a bit. Lovely bottle 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @Geoff Franz

No formal notes. Still quite primary and needed a bit. Lovely bottle 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @Geoff Franz

Nov 27th, 2022
Alan Weinberg

damn fine but so young. Like an incredible coiled spring draped with acidity and fruit—orange, apricot, apple, so much potential. It’s so tight it’s almost scary to drink. Like handling TNT. A wow wine.

damn fine but so young. Like an incredible coiled spring draped with acidity and fruit—orange, apricot, apple, so much potential. It’s so tight it’s almost scary to drink. Like handling TNT. A wow wine.

Jul 2nd, 2022
Becky Ruelas

Very good.

Very good.

May 25th, 2022
Stephen Redenbaugh

First World Problem… two bottles of this stuff in a week… I feel like a champagne snob. But what else to celebrate 70th birthday week in Maui? Consistent notes of lemon, pineapple, and warm brioche.

First World Problem… two bottles of this stuff in a week… I feel like a champagne snob. But what else to celebrate 70th birthday week in Maui? Consistent notes of lemon, pineapple, and warm brioche.

Apr 21st, 2022
Stephen Redenbaugh

Easter splurge… very young, but amazing potential. Impressive balance, nice acidity, long finish. Hang on to these and drink your ‘08’s and ‘12’s… you’ll be glad you did. More expressive fruit than anticipated, but the brioche and lemon curd notes emerge as it warms. Happy Easter, Vinous!

Easter splurge… very young, but amazing potential. Impressive balance, nice acidity, long finish. Hang on to these and drink your ‘08’s and ‘12’s… you’ll be glad you did. More expressive fruit than anticipated, but the brioche and lemon curd notes emerge as it warms. Happy Easter, Vinous!

Apr 17th, 2022