1999 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 with six grams per liter dosage after seven years sur lattes and a further seven sur pointe, the 1999 Cristal Vinothéque wafts from the glass with a complex bouquet of dried fruits, clear honey and crushed chalk aromas, complemented by hints of iodine and woodsmoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and enveloping, with ripe but lively acids and a textural, gourmand profile, concluding with a beautifully defined, elegantly chalky finish.