Louis Roederer Cristal Masterclass


Last week we held a once in a lifetime tasting and masterclass of fifteen Louis Roederer Cristal Blancs from 1988 to 2013 – 6 from magnum including 1 Vinotheque & 1 from Jeroboam, hosted by Essi Avellan MW & Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon at none other than 67 Pall Mall.

Essi Avellan MW – The masterclass was presented by Essi Avellan MW, who just last year completed her comprehensive book on Champagne. Finland’s first Master of Wine, Essi is the author of several wine books and is a reputed wine judge for the Champagne & Sparkling World Wine Championships. Recently Essi has re-written Tom Stevenson’s Wine Encyclopedia and the fourth edition is now published and available to buy. Read about Essi Avellan’s Champagne book here.

Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon – Born and raised in Reims, Champagne, and graduated from Montpellier’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, after which he joined Roederer in August 1989. Lécaillon is the Executive Vice-President and Winemaker at Roederer – a post he has occupied since 1999.

Champagnes tasted:
Louis Roederer Cristal 1988 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2000 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque 2000 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004
Louis Roederer Cristal 2005
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 magnum
Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 jeroboam
Louis Roederer Cristal 2007
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 magnum exclusive preview
Louis Roederer Cristal 2009
Louis Roederer Cristal 2012
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013