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Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 2013

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Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal 2013

  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • Available now 6/75 IB & OC
  • 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 in 2013. Readers should plan on being quite patient. 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. (Originally published in May 2021) 2028-2053
  • 97+ points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Nov 2021

This show-stopper is fantastic! The moment you open it, there is a melange of citrus, and what I can only describe as sweet mineral aromas wafting from the bottle. If you can smell color that is a way to perceive the initial impressions as well! The wine is fine to look at, gorgeous really. it is pale gold and limpid, clear. While in the mouth… the van attacked with beautifully, fine-bubbled citrus, and minerals, sweet coriander, and ever so slight Garam masala-like spice tickling the senses, sprinkled(barely) on not-too-aromatic bread. Also many thoughts of rocks, stones, clay, pebbles! The mouthfeel and swallow are lively, spirited, and just lovely, with so much dry sweet citrus, apple skin, cherry skin, and minerals galore.

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.

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