Cristal – 2013 back to 1988

Cristal empties at 67 Pall Mall Nov 2021

Perk not work… Above, just some of the empties from a very special tasting.

You may not be surprised to learn that the perks of being a wine writer are manifold. One of the more obvious ones is the opportunity to taste some of the most expensive and glamorous champagnes in the world.

Last November I was invited to a second vertical tasting of Louis Roederer’s famous prestige cuvée Cristal in three years. (See Lécaillon’s sparkling Roederer Cristals for details of the first one.) Both were hosted in 67 Pall Mall by Roederer’s super-skilled chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon (JBL)...