Neal,Neal.Mollen wrote: ↑August 11th, 2020, 12:37 pmWhat do you think of the 2012 Roederer Brut? (For some reason I can't access your 2013 note through CT). I have a few coming, and wonder if I should have a few moreBrad Baker wrote: ↑July 26th, 2020, 1:31 pmJust wait for the 2019 Cristal.... It will be a number of years, but I think it will be better than the 2012 (which I think is slightly better than the 2009.... which I think is slightly better than the 2008). Best young Cristal I have ever tasted is the 2019 and the next best (2012) is not all that close. Just amazing texture, bright aromatics, precise, long, flavors, and a finish that coats the mouth and leaves your cheeks watering.
But, yeah, that 2009 is downright delicious and will continue to be so for a long, long time.
I like the 2012 Roederer Vintage a lot and think it is a great value. Everything Roederer did in 2012 was top notch. The wine has enough fruit and strucutre to be enjoyable now and to age for a long time too. It isn't as chiseled or bright as the 2012 Vintage Rose which I prefer over the Vintage Blanc and is nothing like the Cristals, but it is a very solid wine. The 2013 Vintage is another winner and a bit more structured, less round, and less fruity than the 2012.