Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012 is one of those special, once in a while, exceptional vintages. The bouquet is poised and elegant. Its subtle, fleeting aromas are delicately scented, intertwined and complex. It's one of those experiences for the senses, not for words. The aromas invite you to take your time and take in all those sensory experiences. On the nose, it exudes delicate, zesty, fresh and precise notes of citrus peel, yuzu, forest fruits, mandarin, raspberry and wild strawberry. These evolve into notes of roasted almonds before giving way to fresh, herbal aromas of verbena and bergamot.
A lively palate, invigorated by its elegant, effervesent and beautiful light bubbles that soften the fruit structure and texture. There is elegance in the fresh fruit flavours and powerful zestiness, with a chalky freshness. The finish is long and enticing, inviting another sip.