Um vinho de Champanhe harmonioso
O Cristal é produzido pela Champagne House Louis Roederer. A mistura deste vinho é de 60% Pinot Noir e 40% Chardonnay.
Na degustação, o Cristal 2009 da Casa de Louis Roederer oferece uma cor amarelo dourado com reflexos mate e âmbar. As bolhas oferecem uma bela persistência, brilhantismo, fineza e nervosismo. O nariz é subtil, oferecendo muita concentração. Aromas a compota de citrinos, damascos cristalizados com notas de madressilva, e depois no arejamento, fragrâncias de amêndoas de cacau, avelãs torradas e ligeiras notas de alcaçuz e canela. No paladar, é organizado e enérgico. Sabores densos, maduros e sedosos, bem como uma frescura mineral. O vinho parece ser leve, fino e dotado de uma grande personalidade.
Parker : 95+ / 100
J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Cristal is a blend of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs (a total of 33-34 parcels of which 40% were farmed biodynamically). Like the 2008 Cristal, the 2009 also blends 60% Pinot Noir with 40% Chardonnay, and 16% of the wine was vinified in oak casks. No malolactic fermentation was done. The 2009 was aged for six years in the cellars and was disgorged in March 2016 with a dosage of eight grams per liter. Released two years ago, the 2009 is just starting another, more Burgundian life. Tasted in May 2018, the bouquet was pretty reductive, with flinty and toasty/nutty notes and some potted ginger flavors. Full-bodied, round and rich on the palate, this is a stunningly pure, fresh and salty 2009 that is driven by its chalky terroir and the lingering salinity. Is it really 2009? It is ripe, yes, but driven by the strength of chalk. The finish is pure, clean, fresh, very complex and long yet delicate and endlessly salty. However, two years after disgorgement, the 2009 Cristal is closing down and in a pretty reductive stage right now. Tasted May 2018.