Over 25.000 tasting notes

One of Norway's largest wine tasting note archives, containing more than 25.000 tasting notes. All tasted by one taster, not a panel, so Norway's most consistent archive as well. To find tasting notes? Search; mywinesandmore "wine name" on google, to find all notes from one property.

Friday, 1 November 2013

02, 96 and 90 Cristal and 02 Cristal Rosé

All Champagne's directly from Roederer. 

2002 Roederer Cristal:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles, unlike the first time I tasted this at it's launch,  now it leaps out of the glass. Apples, minerals, yeats note, creamy, elegant and nuanced nose. Layered and complex. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, intense yet subtle, refined, even a bit upfront, I think the most intense bottle I've had of this, gorgeous. Very long and very nuanced. 96

1996 Roederer Cristal:
Very pale golden, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, focus, touch of yeast and fruity nose. Ever so slight nut touch behind, maturing. Yeast and freshly baked bread. Fresh acidity, high but balanced mousse, fresh and tight, lively, nuanced, crisp, intense mineral and almost smoky, oysters and lemons, layered, very long indeed. 95

1990 Roederer Cristal:
Pale golden, tiny bubbles. Apples, pears, more packed in minerals and yeasty notes, sort of rounder nose. Nuanced and focused. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity, intense, rounder palate as well, fresh and balanced. Very long. The guy sitting next to me makes sounds as if he were doing something other than drinking wine. Gorgeous wine. 95

2002 Roederer Cristal Rosé:
(Almost five percent of the entire production of this wine in this vintage was drunk at this event in New York!) Very pale salmon, tiny bubbles. Cool minerality, just a touch of red berries over apples, incredibly nuanced and subdued. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, refreshing, nuanced, delicate, perfectly balanced, superb, absolutelly stunning, to drink this wine is an event in itself. It could just have been a bit longer for perfection. 96

"-I'm not worried about the future of Cristal, it makes the woman more beautiful and the menn more happy". Frédéric Rouzaud of Roederer


  1. Hi Christer,
    I attended the same tasting and the wines showed really beautiful. However, my favourite was the 1996 Cristal, a Champagne I thought was more or less perfect. Was it your first time at New York Wine Experience? Quite an impressive organisation!

  2. Not my first no, I've been going since 2005, to those in NY. This was my sixth. Hugely impressive organisation yes.


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.