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  • Country ranking ?

    4 719
  • Producer ranking ?

    62
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

NV (10's)

Pol Roger recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and is perhaps best known as Winston Churchill's favourite Champagne.
Established in 1849, Champagne Pol Roger remains family-owned and proudly independent to this day. Pol Roger, the 1831 born founder of the house, had lived in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ his whole childhood. The whole family supported the enterprise of their son.
From early on Pol Roger focused in exports, and the English market was the most important one from the beginning. The commercial success of the company had its roots in the business model where they produced other champagne brands in the Pol Roger facilities.
Pol Roger is one of the few remaining family owned Grande Marque champagne businesses. Christian de Billy’s son Hubert is actively involved in the company but Pol Roger recently recruited their first managers, Patrice Noyelle and Laurent d’Harcourt, from outside the family.
Extensive vineyard holdings of 89 ha, and perfected skills in the art of blending hold the secret to the quality. The entire board of directors and many family members participate to the blending decisions. The cellars extend some 7 kilometres beneath the streets of Epernay and are carved out of the local chalk over three levels. Total production at Pol Roger is in the region of 1.5 million bottles per annum,

The wine is blended from around 30 base wines, still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions. The Pinot Noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the Chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cête des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. After degorgement, the wine receives 5 months' bottle age before release.

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84 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep, Gold and Pale

ending

Long and Lingering

flavors

Toasty, Blackcurrant, Bread, Apricot, Mineral and Truffles

nose

Youthful, Ripe and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Good texture, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Weak, Harmonious, Rich, Vigor and Dry

Verdict

Fine and Full-bodied

Written Notes

A light nose- hard to get much beyond a bit of citrus. Plenty of bubbles. Much deeper flavors on entry than expected. Crisp apple, apricot and citrus core. A bit of yeasty bread note. Medium weight and long finish showing good balance. Very good. 94 points
  • 94p
NOTE Winston Churchills favorithus grundades 1849. Pol Rogers vinifikation är högst normal, vilket leder mig till slutsatsen att storheten ligger i druvkvaliteten och framför allt skicklighet i skapandet av cuvéen. Vinerna är medelfylliga med en härlig fruktig balans och perfekt dosage. Moussen är exemplarisk med mindre bubblor än vanligt på grund av en källartemperatur som ligger en halv grad under genomsnittet. Några av de godaste flaskor standardchampagne BJ druckit har varit vällagrade Pol Roger. Just förmågan att åldras med skönhet, är vinets främsta förtjänst. Efter en svacka är man tillbaka på rätt spår igen. Mörkar PR dagsformen en smula?
  • 88p
Nose: pronounced, some unclean whiffs Palate: soft, mouth-filling Ending: fruity In a nutshell: Classic charmer Final verdict: All the pieces are in place
  • 89p

Information

Origin

Epernay, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Vinothèque

Pol Roger Vinothèque

Pol Roger vintage

Pol Roger vintage rosé

Pure

Reserve de Wermacht

Rich

Sir Winston Churchill

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94p
 Michael Jones, Wine Blogger (United States)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"A light nose- hard to get much beyond a bit of citrus. Plenty of bubbles. Much deeper flavors on entry than expected. Crisp apple, apricot and citrus core. A bit of yeasty bread note. Medium weight and long finish showing good balance. Very good. 94 points"

1y 1m ago

91p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"damn Pol Roger tasted good yesterday :) "

4y 20d ago

88p
 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"NOTE Winston Churchills favorithus grundades 1849. Pol Rogers vinifikation är högst normal, vilket leder mig till slutsatsen att storheten ligger i druvkvaliteten och framför allt skicklighet i skapandet av cuvéen. Vinerna är medelfylliga med en härlig fruktig balans och perfekt dosage. Moussen är exemplarisk med mindre bubblor än vanligt på grund av en källartemperatur som ligger en halv grad under genomsnittet.
Några av de godaste flaskor standardchampagne BJ druckit har varit vällagrade Pol Roger. Just förmågan att åldras med skönhet, är vinets främsta förtjänst. Efter en svacka är man tillbaka på rätt spår igen. Mörkar PR dagsformen en smula?
"

4y 2m ago

90p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Krug 82 was superb in it's bubbles. 90 needs another five to eight years and it will reach even 98-99p."

4y 10m ago

89p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"d'Yquem rules! Mouton 87 was nice as well as the mag pommery cuvée louise 1987."

4y 11m ago

91p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Weekly wines"

4y 11m ago

89p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Salon 1999 was a nice surprise. :P"

4y 11m ago

89p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Comtes 2000 was amazing as always."

5y 5m ago

88p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Comtes 2000 is BEAUTIFUL "

5y 6m ago

89p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"weekly wines... :)"

5y 6m ago

90p
 Edward Cuvée, Wine Dealer (France)  tasted  Brut Réserve NV (10's)  ( Pol Roger )

"Millesimes Comtes event. Old comtes were a disappointment. :( But the young ones are AMAZING!!!!"

5y 7m ago

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