2007 Louis Roederer Cristal (Case - 6/75cl)
A pale golden hue with slightly yellow-tinted and warm highlights, and impeccably fine, regular, and dynamic bubbles. Its classic bouquet is both elegant and discreet. The attack of juicy white fruits (Pear Williams) and slightly acid red fruits (redcurrants) combined with nuances of Tarte Tatin fresh from the oven. After a few minutes in the glass, notes of white chocolate and hazelnuts emerge, resulting from the fermentation in wood of some of the wines. There is a juxtaposition of aromas of ripe, acid, and sweet fruits with the more roasted notes from ageing will become more pronounced over time, giving a real expression of depth. The attack in the mouth is concentrated and continues with mature fruits. The wine is prolonged with smoky flavours, once again creating the expression of natural depth. The texture is silky, velvety, and almost luscious; the perfect overtone to the wine’s freshness in a luscious and sensual ensemble. Powdery and salty nuances stimulate the edges of the tongue, adding a precise and energetic quality. The final phase of the tasting is predominantly an impression of refinement and lightness.
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