Champagne Cristal Brut Roederer 2013 75cl

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Falstaff 99 Points: “Ein sofortiges Gefühl von Cremigkeit verbindet sich mit einem ungewöhnlich intensiven Duft von Frucht. Trotz des langen Hefelagers ist reinste, reife, saftige Mirabelle zu erkennen. Dies geht mühelos in eine cremige Kreidigkeit über. Der Gaumen besticht durch unmittelbare Präsenz und innewohnende Ausgewogenheit. Konzentration und Frische ergänzen sich, werden durch feinsten, geschmeidigen Schaum noch gesteigert. Es gibt Leuchtkraft, Körper und eine salzige Tiefe, die einen in den Bann zieht. Das Gefühl von schnittiger, geschmeidiger Eleganz ist außergewöhnlich. Während es schwer sein wird, dem Wein jetzt zu widerstehen, ist eine anmutige Alterung garantiert.”
Robert Parker 98 Points: “I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.”
James Suckling 98 Points: “This is quite chalky with firm phenolics that frame the wine beautifully. It’s medium-to full-bodied with strawberries and earth. Dense, linear and intense. Hints of brioche and pie crust at the end. Very structured and gorgeous. Salty and lightly chewy. One third of the base wines fermented and aged in oak. Connoisseur Champagne. From organic vineyards of the Roederer domains. Smaller production than normal. Seven years on the lees. Give it two or three years to open.”
Antonio Galloni, Vinous 97+ Points: “The 2013 Cristal is a wine of extraordinary precision and tension. Searing acids drive a bold, racy Champagne that won’t be ready to offer its best drinking anytime soon. In recent vintages, Cristal has been quite open on release. That is far from the case with the 2013. Readers should plan on being quite patient. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Verzy, Verzenay, Beaumont-sur-Vesle) and 40% Chardonnay (Mesnil, Avize, Cramant). Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon was especially selective and used only 30 out of the potential 45 plots that are typically available for Cristal. About 32% of the lots were done in oak, the rest in steel, with the malolactic fermentation blocked across the board. It was an October harvest, the sort of harvest that has become increasingly rare in Champagne. Lecaillon describes the summer as similar to 2012, but adds the vines were a month behind in their development. In tasting, the 2013 reminds me of the 1996 in its austerity, even more so than the epic 2008.”
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