Extremely limited production.
From Louis Roederer:
THE SEAL OF EXCELLENCE
A veritable technical feat that requires great expertise and is inspired by the tradition of jewelery making, Louis Roederer’s medallion bottle is comprised of 24-carat gold open latticework. The 2002 cuvée has a jewel-like appearance, revealing its many facets through the many reflections created by this sensual and eternal powdered gold openwork covering.
EACH BOTTLE IS A JEWEL
Each medallion bottle is 100% handcrafted, requiring the craftsmanship of 2 master goldsmiths, 12 métiers, 7 metres of brass strip plated in 24 carat gold, 158 silver soldering points, and 4 days of work.
The 2002 Cristal is just now beginning to enter a plateau of early maturity. The ripeness and exuberance is on full display, but the 2002 needs quite a bit of air to fully open up and show its personality. Today, the 2002 is racy and intense to the core, with fabulous balance and plenty of the vintage's trademark opulence. What a gorgeous Champagne this is. 10,000 cases imported in the US. 96pts -AG