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2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Rosé Millesimé: the colour is a  light salmon pink with silver reflexes and still good medium-fine pearlage; in bright daylight pastel green and yellow hues and reflections are visible.   The nose is composed of strawberries, raspberries, violet leaf, with a herbal undertone delighting my olfactory senses. On the palate it is herbal initially, soon to be dominated by fresh apples, white peaches and lemons, followed by medium-ripe cherries, with whiffs of dry caramel at times evident too.  These linger for a while, are crisp, intense, with good texture but not very deep.   The finish is glorious and lasts for over 60 seconds.


One of the finest Rosé Champagnes ever tasted.  Drink - 2030.  May 2019. 4.75/5