Louis Roederer Cristal 2005 Champagne 75cl - Gift Boxed
First created as a sweet champagne for Tsar Alexander II of Russia in 1876,
Cristal was famously presented in a clear bottle to prevent his subjects hiding a bomb inside. The 2005 vintage is 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay and comes in a newly redesigned, more durable giftbox
Cristal is produced using only the finest vintages from crus guaranteed to originate from the Louis Roederer vineyard. All the exceptional characteristics of the 2005 vintage have literally been captured in this Cristal 2005, which is generous and lush, revealing perfect balance between concentration and finesse, freshness and vinosity, intensity and refinement. In three words: proud, rich and luxurious. Cristal 2005 is brilliant yellow with light amber highlights and has a beautiful mousse with fine cordon of persistent and regular bubbles. The nose is intense and delicate, revealing a clean and well-blended mixture of flavors of honey, cocoa, lightly toasted hazelnuts, candied citrus fruit. A savory explosion of ripe fruit on the attack, the wine reveals red fruit, white chocolate, caramel and Danish pastry, typical of Cristal. Its silky, concentrated texture relies on its intense, powerful and vinous structure, but maintains refinement. The palate builds up to attain a delicious sensation of well-blended harmony of flavors. A fresh finish with a hint of bitterness makes it almost crunchy.