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100-Point 2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal at HDH Retail

HDH Retail is pleased to offer the superb 100-point 2008 Cristal from Louis Roederer. One of the all time greats, the 2008 Cristal is powerful and focused. Comprised of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, the wine was aged for eight and a half years on the lees which is the longest of any Cristal. Don’t miss the opportunity to add this perfect 100-point Cristal to your collection.

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2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal (100 JS)
$239 per bottle
$1,434 per 6 bottles
Earliest anticipated arrival is November 2018

"Disgorged October 2016 and will be the first Cristal to be released ten years from harvest when it is offered in 2018. 35 parcels used from a possible 45 in this vintage. The assemblage is 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. This is so fresh and tense and mineral with extremely exuberant chardonnay notes on the nose of white peach, lemon and yellow grapefruit, and hints of almost brambly sous bois aromas. The yeast characters are also super fresh, and there are subtle woody notes, with a hint of vanilla bean and light spices. The palate is super long, and very pure, powerful and focused. It drives deep and taut. Pinot noir is a strong core and the chardonnay sits at the edge offering lemon and white nectarine sorbet flavors. Staggeringly concentrated, yet the balance makes it seem airy and light. Acidity is perfectly positioned, and the power is intense and long. This is an ultra precise Cristal, finishing with a mere suggestion of savoriness and warmth to come. Impressive on release, this will be at its best drinking from 2025." (100 pts) JamesSuckling.com, January 2018