Sheer Magnificence:
2002 Roederer Cristal

Posted by Ian McFadden

Cristal is one of the absolute highlights of the 2002 vintage.

The 2002 vintage is one of the best in the past 20 years. It's characterized by exquisitely ripe grapes of great concentration, bolstered by plenty of lively elegance. We've watched the 2002s disappear from the market. Being able to offer the 2002 Cristal feels like a major luxury. 

photo of label of Roederer Cristal

Cristal's 2002 flaunts a combination of sleek finesse and layered, multifaceted complexity that's absolutely magical.  

It offers up a beautiful undercurrent of smoky minerality with notes of stone fruits, spice, and herbs. The combination of intensity and precision defines what makes the 2002 so outstanding. 

It's easy to imagine that Cristal's status as a luxury item obscures just how great it can be, so let me say that anytime I have the opportunity to drink old Cristal I get very excited. 

The transformation that Cristal undergoes as it ages is amazing. While maintaining a dynamic verve, it becomes deeply complex, boasting notes of roast coffee and toffee along with an utterly aristocratic personality. The 2002 is just beginning to enter the zone and clearly has a long life ahead of it. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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