The 1999 Cristal Rosé is a glorious Champagne from this esteemed house that is absolutely singing right now. Composed of largely old vine Pinot Noir from the village of Cumières in the Marne region of Champagne. Upon entry, the aromatic range is simply dazzling, offering nuances from cranberries and raspberries to earthy characteristics of wild mushroom and peat moss. The red fruits are quite delicate as the tertiary notes are playing first chair. The palate shows a wonderful silky texture and gorgeous mouthfeel as flavors of raspberries, orange rind, forest floor and hints of black truffle all come together beautifully. Overall, this is a sensational bottle of Champagne, which is drinking beautifully at this stage in its evoloution. It has the potential to cellar well for another ten to fifteen years — but why wait?