2000 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé, 750ml

2000 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rosé, 750ml

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96 points Wine & Spirits
"This wine comes from two Pinot Noir vineyards in Aÿ, including La Bonotte, where Roederer farms the old vines biodynamically. The rosé gains its color from skin contact during a five-day cold maceration and the start of fermentation before it is racked off the skins. The final blend includes 40 percent chardonnay, from Mesnil-sur-Oger and Avize. Effortlessly chic, this develops layers of complexity as it sheds the stemminess of its youthful Pinot Noir character. The flavor of tiny fraises de bois combines with fennel, tangerine and floral notes in a powerful wine suited to a decade or more of age." (12/2008)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2000 Cristal Rose emerges from the glass in a stunning display of well-articulated aromas and flavors. Everything in is perfect balance as this perfumed wine opens up in the glass in a style that recalls the weightless transparency of a great Burgundy. The finish is long, sweet and incredibly refined. I came back to the bottle several hours after opening, and the wine had blossomed into an extraordinary Champagne. In 2000 the Brut Cristal Rose is 70% Pinot Noir from Ay and 30% Chardonnay from Mesnil, Avize and Oger. Roughly 15% of the wine was aged in oak. (AG)" (12/2008)