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The Story

Cristal Rosé was first born a hundred years after the original Cristal, in 1974. It is an intriguing and particular prestige cuvée rosé, as it has the palest colour, yet a contrastingly fleshy, fruity, well-built palate of amazing freshness. Its secret is in the 60 per cent Pinot Noir from two hectares of Roederer’s own old-vine vineyards in Aÿ, Bonotte-Pierre-Robert and La Côte du Moulin, which are now cultivated according to biodynamic principles. It is these ripe, concentrated grapes that give the wine its delicate hue via the saignée, or bleeding method. Then 30 per cent of Côte des Blancs Grand Cru Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger and Avize is added to give spine and elegance.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Pink and Pale

ending

Endless and Lingering

flavors

Raspberry, Cherry, Waxy and Nutty

nose

Intense, Ripe, Refined and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Multi-dimensional, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich, Elegant and Dry

Verdict

Sophisticated and Impressive

Written Notes

Somewhat less elegant than the '88, but with a sparklingly colorful knockout fruit and generous softness. Without doubt one of this vintage's absolutely foremost Champagnes.

  • 95p
The 1989 Cristal Rose with which it was paired was a bit oxidative in the nose. There were aromas of faded strawberry and a hint of wet wool. The palate was very citrusy and metally without being metallic, something Todd picked up on as well, also calling it ‘salty.’ There were tangy red fruit flavors on its gamy palate; Big Boy called it ‘stewy,’ and it was clear that it was oxidized. I could have still drunk it and probably would have on another night, but with the punches rolling, we let it go (91A).
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Magnum
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

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Vintage

Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Vintage Rosé

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95p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

Somewhat less elegant than the '88, but with a sparklingly colorful knockout fruit and generous softness. Without doubt one of this vintage's absolutely foremost Champagnes.

8m 7d ago

91p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

"The 1989 Cristal Rose with which it was paired was a bit oxidative in the nose. There were aromas of faded strawberry and a hint of wet wool. The palate was very citrusy and metally without being metallic, something Todd picked up on as well, also calling it ‘salty.’ There were tangy red fruit flavors on its gamy palate; Big Boy called it ‘stewy,’ and it was clear that it was oxidized. I could have still drunk it and probably would have on another night, but with the punches rolling, we let it go (91A)."

1y 9m ago

91p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

"The 1989 Cristal Rose with which it was paired was a bit oxidative in the nose. There were aromas of faded strawberry and a hint of wet wool. The palate was very citrusy and metally without being metallic, something Todd picked up on as well, also calling it ‘salty.’ There were tangy red fruit flavors on its gamy palate; Big Boy called it ‘stewy,’ and it was clear that it was oxidized. I could have still drunk it and probably would have on another night, but with the punches rolling, we let it go (91A)."

2y 14h ago

96p
 Rytis Jurkenas / Champagne Expert, Pro (United Kingdom)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

"Finally perfect bottle! Light pale partridge eye colour. Intense nose, dominates red currants and flowery tones. Gentle spiciness and touch of foie grass. Very balanced and together with very ripe peaches and even some ripe cherries. Ripe and smooth in the mouth. Quite low acidity- very obvious hot vintage. Great concentration and length. Red and white fruits intermixed with light spiciness. massive concentration. Beautiful to enjoy today, but would be kept for another 25 years. Great wine! 96"

2y 7m ago

94p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

"Very very nano cork fault :("

3y 10m ago

95p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Cristal Rosé 1989  ( Louis Roederer )

"Immense potential!!!! A baby which will shows its true colours in 20 years and even more!!!
"

3y 10m ago

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