A Quest for Perfection 

Spanning Two Centuries


The cuvées of the House of Louis Roederer are the fruit of patient work with fundamental ingredients, the collaboration of experts, a quest for the perfect balance, and hardy and generous grapes, cultivated in the Champagne soil, producing a wine with asummery character and crystalline elegance. Basically, this is as good as it gets.
Where many Champagnes go for power, Cristal is about elegance. And the 2008 just might be the best release in history.“This is my best Cristal on the market”, says Cellar master, Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, who has been the head of Roederer for 30 years.

And now the best can be yours.

We only have 12 bottles available of the 2008 Cristal. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. Please email dougy@shubies.com to reserve yours now.

2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne

(no discounts will apply)


What the critics are saying…
“Staggeringly concentrated, yet the balance makes it seem airy and light. Acidity is perfectly positioned, and the power is intense and long. This is an ultra precise Cristal. Impressive on release, this will be at its best drinking from 2025.” James Suckling (100 points)

“Superb. It is on par with, maybe even better than, the already legendary 2002. Its balance is impeccable. Produced from Roederer’s own vineyards which are mainly biodynamic, the wine has its own intense purity and crispness. It has amazing potential to age for years to come.” J.V. Wine Enthusiast (100 points)

“The 2008 Cristal is a real head-turner. Although still a baby, the 2008 looks like it will soon take its place alongside the greatest Cristals. Today, it is breathtaking.” Antonio Galloni, Vinous (98 points)