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November 21, 2013

2006 Cristal

Private launch party of 2006 Cristal at the Platinum Suite in Lane Crawford IFC.

2006 Cristal - first sip was… bland.  Yes, it was soft and supple, and one could say it's elegant.  But I expected more from a prestige cuvée.  Nose was a little toasty later, and there was more body and slightly longer finish.  Yes, there was the orange marmalade on the palate, and acidity was medium, but this showed none of the complexity I was looking for.  Should Roederer have declared this vintage?

Louis Roederer Brut Premier - much punchier nose, with heavier toasty oak.  Palate was also livelier, with stronger flavors and longer finish compared to Cristal.  

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