Join us in the St. James’s Room for a very special tasting of fifteen Louis Roederer Cristal Blancs from 1988 to 2013 – 6 from magnum including 1 Vinotheque & 1 from Jeroboam.
Hosted by Essi Avellan MW and Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, only 20 tickets are available to purchase for this unique tasting, thus Members are advised to secure their ticket early to avoid disappointment.
Members will have the opportunity to use a live scoring app, and there will be plenty of time for questions to both Essi and Jean-Baptiste.
In 1876, Russia’s Tsar Alexander II, a long-time lover of Louis Roederer wines, asked the producer to create a special cuvée for his personal use which was unique in both its style and bottle design. Dissatisfied with standard champagne bottles that concealed the beautiful colour and effervescence from the eye, he requested that his personal cuvée be served in transparent crystal glass bottles with a flat bottom to foil the insertion of explosives by would-be assassins. Thus, Louis Roederer selected the best vines from seven Grand Crus on his estate and Cristal, the first prestige cuvée, was born.
Now world-famous, Cristal is produced only from the truly great vintages in which the ripeness of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes can provide the subtle and precise balance that is now the distinction of this cuvée. Between 20-30% of the wines are vinified in oak barrels and the final blend is matured for six years in the cellars and rests for twelve months after disgorgement. Since the year 2000 the Cristal vineyards have been converting to biodynamic farming methods and since 2012 all the Cristal Estate vineyards, all 45 plots have been farmed biodynamically.
Champagnes to be tasted:
Louis Roederer Cristal 1988 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque 2000 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 jeroboam
Louis Roederer Cristal 2007
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 magnum exclusive preview
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009
Louis Roederer Cristal 2012
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013
Thursday 18th November
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink on arrival
19:00 – Tasting to begin
£788 per ticket
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