Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Vertical Tasting of Roederer Cristal


I finally got around to posting a page of notes (found here) from this vertical tasting of Louis Roederer Cristal with Frédéric Rouzaud a few months ago, conducted in San Francisco in conjunction with the Top 100 tasting of Wine & Spirits magazine.

We tasted the 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000, and apart from a slightly flawed bottle of 1989 (there were a couple other bottles that were fabulous), everything showed exceptionally well, some significantly better than I had anticipated (such as the 1990). It’s certainly something special to taste the 1996 Cristal from magnum....

In more current happenings, I've been busy tasting 2007 vins clairs here in Champagne. More to say about those soon....

1 comment:

Dr. Vino said...

Wow, kinda looks like the 40 40 club! Oh wait, circa 2004.