Cristal 1996

Louis Roederer

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Tasting Notes

The 1996 Cristal is another highlight in a tasting full of thrilling wines. Cristal is all about finesse, nuance and understatement, all of which come through in spades here. Hints of apricot jam and wild flowers are laced into the soft, super-expressive finish.

Score: 97

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2014-2030 01 October 2014

Tasted at the IMW Louis Roederer tasting. Disgorged September 2006. A light silvery hue. The bouquet is still firmly in its first stages of evolution but unfurls in the glass, offering notes of clear honey, acacia, a touch of smoke, a hint of white peach and pink grapefruit. Gaining freshness and intensity with aeration. The palate is beautifully balanced with a bewitching sense of symmetry. Elegant and caressing towards the finish with touches of orange-blossom and apricot. Superb length. Wonderful. Drink now-2025+ Tasted December 2009.

Score: 97

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2010-2025+ 31 March 2010

This wine was recommended, but no tasting note was given.

Score: 95

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 31 December 2002