1995 louis roederer, cristal vinotheque brut
Why We're Buying
Every once in a while, an unbelievable vintage of pinot noir and chardonnay comes along. That's when investors are treated to Louis Roederer Cristal Vinothèque Edition Brut Millésimé. The vintage comes exclusively from Louis Roederer vineyards, with bottles costing more than some used cars.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Disgorged in 2010 and re-launched in September 2017, Roederer's low dosed 1995 Cristal Vinotheque (dosage: six to seven grams per liter) is very intense on the nose and shows lovely maturity. Due to the vintage, which saw some rain in the summer, the Chardonnay part is a bit higher than usual (43% instead of 40%), with just 57% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ). Five percent of the wine was fermented in oak, and 15% underwent malolactic fermentation (only the Pinot Noir though). The palate is rich and vinous but also pure, straight and fresh, finishing with a tight structure, persistent minerality and a yeasty character. Tasted in Reims in May 2018.