Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Rosé Millesime 2008, Champagne, France
PRESS: James Suckling - 99 points, TOP 100 FRENCH WINES OF 2018. "Super fresh with all the DNA of the regular ‘08 Cristal. It heads on a chalky, restrained tangent of delicately spiced cherries with fine white pepper and crushed stones. The palate has a thread of silky, smooth pinot flesh that counterbalances the acidity of the chardonnay. Superb textural build, fine layers adding weight through the finish. Super long, fine and fresh red cherries, wrapped in super tight yet silky acidity."
Wine Enthusiast - 96 points.
Wine & Spirits - 96 points.
Wine Spectator - 95 points.
Producer: Louis Roederer
Region/Appellation: Champagne Rose
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay
Food Suggestion: This is fantastic with lobster and beluga caviar, or a gourmet salad: lobster and foie gras. It also works with seared salmon or poached sea trout.
Wine Style: Sparkling - Berries and Cream
Alcohol Content: 12%
Colour: Bright pink hue with delicate salmon-pink tints and a soft, even sparkle that fills the glass and gives the wine an almost creamy appearance.