Rating 97Release Price1200Drink Date2018 - 2035Reviewed by Stephan ReinhardtIssue Date 29th Jun 2018Source 237, The Wine AdvocateSince November 2017, there is another Cristal in a few markets: Vinothque! The "other" Cristal, of which only "a few bottles" are released, is more than just the late-release edition of Cristal. In fact, it has been 20 years in the making: 14 years sur latte and seven years sur bouchon. The 1995 is the inaugural vintage for both the white and ros, and it will be followed by the 1996 to be released in September 2018, 1997 and 1999.Originally released in 2002, the 1995 Cristal Vinothque Ros was aged on the lees for 14 years and was disgorged in 2010 with a lower dosage than the original Cristal Ros seven to eight grams per liter. Released in November 2017, the blend of 55 Pinot Noir and 45 Chardonnay shows a pale hint of color and opens with rich red fruit along with floral notes on the subtly layered nose. On the palate, this is a rich, round and voluptuous yet elegant Ros with a mouth-filling texture, very good freshness and even purity in the complex, tensioned, very persistent and mineral finish. Tasted in Reims in May 2018.