As part of our 50 year celebrations, we are hosting an extraordinary Champagne Cristal tasting. We will be serving eight vintages from 1990 to 2009, including the 1995 Cristal Vinothèque, (which was disgorged 10 years after the vintage, and then held in the Louis Roederer cellar for a further ten years!) The line-up will also include the legendary 2008 vintage.
An opportunity to off-set the price of your seat at the table
Purchase 1 bottle of 2009 Cristal for R 3 250 (instead of R 3 595), and get a seat at the tasting for R 2 000 Purchase 2 bottles of Cristal for R 6 500 (instead of R 7 190), and get a seat at the tasting for R 1 000 Purchase 3 bottles of Cristal for R 9 750 (instead of R 10 785), and get a seat at the tasting – no charge OR Purchase 6 bottles of Roederer Brut Premier NV for R 4 725 (instead of R 5 250), and get a seat at the tasting for R 1500 Purchase 12 bottles of Roederer Brut Premier NV for R 9 450 (instead of R 10 500), and get a seat at the tasting – no charge Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellarmaster at Champagne Louis Roederer said the following about the Cristal vintages that we will be tasting:
Elegance, finesse, vinosity, power and silkiness are all intimately intertwined in the 1990 Cristal, which is starting to show mature aromas of roasted almonds and honey. Cristal Vinothèque 1995 displays the extraordinary ageing capacity of Cristal, which after 20 years, shows balance, complexity and unique harmony while retaining all of its purity and freshness. All the exceptional characteristics of the vintage have literally been captured in this 2002 Cristal, which is generous and lush, revealing perfect balance between concentration and finesse, freshness and vinosity, intensity and refinement. The Cristal hallmarks are evident in Cristal 2004: purity, precision and the unique harmony of flavours associated with the subtle power of our historic vines, located on the finest Champagne Grand Cru terroirs. This Cristal 2005 stands out from all other Cristal vintages due to its aromatic openness and typical “Chardonnay” character. Cristal 2007 is a magnificent example of Cristal’s ‘discreet power’. The Cristal 2008 is deep, intense and masterful. It offers the quintessential reflection of its chalk soils which lend it its velvety texture and delicate tension. Cristal 2009 – we are at the zenith of Cristal, a superb harmony, a dazzling evanescence, with an effortless elegance and balance.
LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS