Cristal Brut Champagne Rose 2012 with Gift Box

Original Price $591.99
Current Price $559.97


98pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cristal Rosé is showing brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with a beautiful bouquet of fresh peach, bergamot, strawberries, tangerine and blanched almonds that's still quite reserved. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and strikingly complete, its vinous attack segueing into a multidimensional core that exemplifies the ideal of power without weight, built around a racy but integrated spine of animating acidity and complemented by an exquisitely refined mousse. All the concentration of the 2012 vintage is on display, but it's rendered with terrific finesse. Decidedly youthful and introverted—indeed, I spent several hours with a bottle to compose this note—the 2012 will really come into its own with five or six years in the cellar and displays all the attributes necessary for considerable longevity. It's a blend of 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay that saw no malolactic fermentation, and it was disgorged with eight grams per liter dosage. Drink date: 2025-2065." Mar 2020

Winery: "A precious, rare masterpiece, Cristal Rosé 2012 is a wine of slow construction, infused just like a great perfume. Tracing, in its own manner, the outline of a subtle setting, it reverberates with contrasts and flavours, judiciously intertwined in a powerful substance. It is the master of time, which reveals, at its own pace, the infinite harmony of flavours and textures that collide and invite each other to this eternal ballet.

Salmon pink hue with golden tints.

Consistent and incredibly delicate effervescence. The bouquet is poised and remarkably elegant. Its subtle, fleeting aromas are so delicately scented, intertwined and complex that they are difficult to describe. They invite you to take your time and lose yourself in this wine, which reveals itself at its own pace,like the master of time it is! The nose exudes delicate, zesty, fresh and precise notes of citrus peel, yuzu, forest fruit, mandarin, raspberry and wild strawberry which evolve towards roasted notes and almonds before giving way to fresh, herbal aromas of verbena and bergamot.

It reveals a lively palate invigorated by an incredibly elegant effervescence and beautifully light bubbles that soften the fruity structure and texture. The overwhelming sensation is one of serenity, the elegance of fresh fruit and the power of the zesty, chalky freshness. The finish is wonderfully long and enticing"

Varietal 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay
Region Champagne, France
Original Price $591.99
Current Price $559.97