2002 ルイ・ロデレール クリスタル
2002 Louis Roederer Cristal
予想される飲み頃：2018 - 2050
Roederers 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 couldnt do any better blend than the one assembling all the 42 plots," says Jean-Baptiste L?caillon, stressing that at that time only two hectares were farmed biodynamically. As a result of the conversion to biodynamic farming, L?caillon promised himself the production of even more beautiful, vital and balanced wines, and you can feel his satisfaction whenever he speaks of the cuv?es 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. Its a sublime Champagne right now, although its more wine than Champagne. Tasted in Reims in May 2018.
(237, The Wine Advocate 30th Jun 2018)