Tasted 21st December 2018
So spoilt! To have another bottle of 2004 Cristal Champagne again this year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. And I have to admit it’s tasting bloody brilliant this year! Like the past 3 years, we bought it from Chateau Guildford in Perth.
Wasn’t he a smart man when he decided to propose not only a ring but a bottle of this champagne which has now turned into a tradition for our wedding anniversary ?
As we had to order this one online, we enjoyed it a bit after our anniversary, before setting off on our Christmas holiday and boy is it tasting bloody brilliant this year!
In the glass, it’s a pale gold shade. Notes of vanilla pastries, raspberries, apples baking spice and aromatic cedar rise from the glass. In the mouth, it’s wonderfully smooth, dry and well-rounded with hints of honeyed fruits and nuts plus a long citrusy finish. Mmmm.. there definitely wasn’t enough in the bottle!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine
Tasted 4th October 2017:
Mr Spittoon sure knows how to swoon a girl! This is the 3rd year in a row I’ve enjoyed this exact Champagne – Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal. He proposed with a bottle of Cristal 2004, then a year later we had it on our wedding night and then recently we popped a bottle to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.
To say drinking champagne of this calibre is great is an understatement. I was literally squeezing the bottle dry and licking my glass at the very sad end of the bottle.
So here are the notes I wrote in my whimsical state of mind…
Golden shade on the eye with a slight brass tinge and very little bubbles. The nose is full of hints of honey, creamy lemon butter, spiced pears and floral notes. In the mouth, it’s über smooth and incredibly elegant with wonderfully intricate lemon acidity and hints of creamy macadamias. It’s complex yet still so fresh – ageing beautifully! See you again next year I hope.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine #tctastingnotes