1983 Louis Roederer Cristal Millesime Brut [V-96pts]


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Tasting Notes:

96 points Vinous

The 1983 Cristal is fabulous. Rich, ample and generous, the 1983 is incredibly inviting, with tons of class and personality. A wine of real volume and textural breadth, the 1983 has enough pedigree to drink well for many years. None of the elements stand out in the 1983, the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts. “Nineteen eighty-three is a different animal from some of the other wines of the decade,” Lécaillon explains. “It was a heavy crop, with a lot of fruit. There was so much wine in the cellar that the team could not get to everything in a timely fashion, and so there were some lots that started to oxidize a bit, and that, naturally, made the wine bigger.” In tasting, though, there are no off aromas or mushroomy flavors that suggest the wine is fading. If anything, the 1983 is spectacularly beautiful right now, even in the presence of other wines from more highly reputed vintages. (AG)  (12/2018)

Wine Spectator

Crisp and full-bodied, with coconut-tinged ginger, spice and lemon aromas and flavors that unfold generously on the palate. This refreshing wine turns crisp and clean on the finish.  (12/1989)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar.


Please note: The item shown is the exact item being sold.

Some label damage as shown, but overall outstanding condition.

Excellent color & clarity.