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A Brilliant Bottle

Louis Roederer has wrapped its Cristal 2002 jeroboam in 23 feet of hand-carved 24-karat-gold latticework ($25,000). Designed by the Paris-based artist Philippe Di Méo, this is the first limited-edition design collaboration from the Champagne house. There are 200 bottles available worldwide, with just 25 in the United States. The complex gold case is created by two goldsmiths over the […]

Louis Roederer 2005 Rosé Reims Champagne

Founded in 1776, this estate in Reims was bequeathed in 1833 to Louis Roederer, who brought the property to international prominence. Although the firm—which also owns estates in Bordeaux, Provence, Portugal, and California—produces the coveted Cristal Champagne, this fine rosé measures up to its most opulent offerings. Fabulous flavors of strawberry, pear, and roasted almond […]

Louis Roederer 1999 Cristal Rosé Champagne

Tasting notes: Mingled notes of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with remarkable length and finesse. Worth knowing: This is the rarest wine made at Roederer, crafted exclusively from pinot noir sourced from Cumières (as well as 30 percent chardonnay) and only in select vintages. Roederer is one of the few houses to use skin maceration to […]