2002 Louis Roederer Cristal (Magnum - 1/150cl)
Named for the lead-crystal bottles which harnessed the original Champagne vintages reserved for Russian Tsar Alexander II. Cristal is only produced when the grape quality is highest to ensure that every bottle is a glorious demonstration of the skill of the winemakers and the excellence of the terrior. Cristal is a wine of immense quality, with fantastic aging potential; this is even obvious in poorer vintages, but 2002 was one of the greatest years in Champagne history...
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