Cristal Medallion Edition gold 2002 (Double Magnum)Louis Roederer
€ 12.093,95 (in Vat)
|Condition||In Original Wooden Case|
Louis Roederer just released her 24 K Cristal 2002 Jeroboam bottles. Handcrafted by two master goldsmiths over four days, the over-sized bottle has a very regal medallion design. Just 400 were made, 200 are available for retail.
In a trendy nightclub in New York two of these bottles were sold for 100.000 $ !
Of course Best Of Wines acquired one bottle for retail. Interested in tasting some liquid gold?
Roederer's 2002 Cristal is a fabulous wine! Originally released in 2009, it was re-released in March this year—and was sold out in a very short time. The Cristal I tasted at Roederer in May 2018 was disgorged in 2010, after seven years sur lie. Its amazing richness and concentration makes it a forerunner of the 2015 and follows the 1999. Only two times—2002 and 2015—the fruit from all 42 plots reserved for Cristal was used for the Cristal. "I couldn't do any better blend than the one assembling all the 42 plots," says Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, stressing that at that time only two hectares were farmed biodynamically. As a result of the conversion to biodynamic farming, Lécaillon promised himself the production of even more beautiful, vital and balanced wines, and you can feel his satisfaction whenever he speaks of the cuvées that are yet to come such as 2012 and 2015, the latter of which he calls "the new 2002." Back to history: the nose of the 2002 Cristal shows a deep, ripe and elegant fruit with aromas of white chocolate, wet chalk, wild vanilla and pepper (typical for 2002) as well as terroir-driven truffle notes. Intense and very elegant in the mouth, this is a ripe, rich and concentrated yet also pure and vital Cristal with great finesse, elegance and mineral complexity.