HDH Wine

2002 Louis Roederer, Cristal


$345.00 per Bottle


18 Bottles




"The 2002 Cristal (magnum) is off the charts. In magnum, the 2002 shows a bit less of the opulence and richness it presents in bottle, which is not at all a bad thing for a vintage that has so much natural exuberance. Creamy and exquisitely layered in the glass, the 2002 is wonderfully expressive today, not to mention incredibly inviting. Dried flowers, mint, Mirabelle and wild flowers give the 2002 captivating inner perfume and tons of sheer allure. This is the original 2009 disgorgement. Dosage is 9 grams per liter, lower than was once the norm here, and the result of a combination of factors including climate change, generally riper fruit and a warm growing season." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 12/01/2019)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2019-2039

"A re-release of the original 2010 disgorgement. Super fine, super fresh and super savory aromas of chalky stones with hints of flowers, white almonds, lemon peel and grapefruit. The palate has intense, mouth-filling, lemon-curd flavor. Very powerful, very concentrated and very expressive. Smooth finish that’s full of life, leaving a bright, white cherry note. Drink in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/03/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2022

"Tasted from the original 2009 disgorgement, the 2002 Cristal is a broad, vinous wine, bursting with aromas of honeyed yellow orchard fruit, warm butter, brioche and fresh peaches. On the palate, it's full-bodied, textural and mouthfilling, rendering the fine-boned chalky structure and textural finesse that distinguish this quintessentially elegant style of this cuvée in a broader-shouldered, more enveloping register. The 2002 is beginning to enter its plateau of maturity and is drinking beautifully today, though it still has many years ahead of it." William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 03/05/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2019-2039

"A suave customer, with hints of citrus, berry and coffee. Harmonious and refined, with freshness and a bright structure. The finish shows a lot of potential, with a mouthwatering aftertaste. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2030." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2009)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2009-2030

"Deep straw-gold. Very rich nose. Very sumptuous. Broad and dry finish but with massive density. Some meatiness on the nose and then richness on the palate. Much more resolved than it used to be." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/13/2018)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2016-2032

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