Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Vintage 2009
This wine has a pale pink color, with youthful bluish highlights and fine, regular bubbles. There is an intense, pure Pinot Noir bouquet, offering an explosion of red fruit, with hints of liqueur. This is followed by a deep, thorough mineral quality with a fairly chalky feel. On contact with air, slightly more grilled, toasted aromas appear.
There are multiple dimensions in the mouth, both dense and concentrated, with a delightful combination of red fruit, black fruit and fresh flowers, accompanied by crystalline and mineral sharpness. Incredible energy and concentration are expressed in the middle of the mouth. Due to the great ripeness of the grapes on limestone soils, this Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2005, more than ever before, is on the frontier between the world of Champagne and the world of great, refined, concentrated Pinot Noirs. The perfect blend of finesse, concentration and energy!