For Immediate Release
December 11, 2012

ABBOTSFORD, BC - Whatcom Wine & Spirits is excited to announce the arrival and release of Louis Roederer 2005 Cristal.  The ultimate imported French Champagne. For conmoisseurs the world over, there is nothing finer. 

Cristal ReleaseThe grape composition is an approximately equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The annual production of Cristal is 300,000 to 400,000 bottles.

Cristal 2005 is bright yellow-gold. Heady floral-accented citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with smoky mineral and floral overtones adding complexity. Velvety and chewy in texture, offering deep, juicy orange and poached pear flavors and suave honey and chamomile nuances. Blends precision with power, finishing with a distinct mineral quality and excellent persistence. - International Wine Cellar

Jean-Baptiste Lecallion describes the young 2005 vintage as rich, powerful, and reminiscent of the great 1982 cuvee.

About Louis Roederer Champagnes

Since 1776 Louis Roederer Champagnes has been run as a family business.  Each generation has been able to maintain, but also enrich the Roederer tradition, to create a wine that is amongst the most prestigious in the world. 

About Whatcom Wine & Spirits

Established in 2004, Whatcom Wine & Spirits has grown from a small boutique style wine shop to one of the largest private liquor stores in Abbotsford, BC. The goal of Whatcom Wine & Spirits is to provide an exceptional shopping experience while exploring the wide range of products.  Whatcom Wine & Spirits works closely with wineries and importers to provide the largest selection of beer, wine and spirits for any occasion.


For additional information:

Whatcom Wine & Spirits Inc.
Phone: 604.746.3455
Fax: 866.620.5407