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    2 356
  • Producer ranking ?

    27
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

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.

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Tasting note

flavors

Coffee, Toasty and Honey

taste

Balanced and Dry

Written Notes

Pol Roger 1996 – Glorious wine reflected the how well this vintage still drinks. Wonderfully rich with honey and hazelnut. A honeycomb note. Layered texture, excellent length and it maintains its intensity right through. A beautifully, richly flavoured, well balanced champagne. Loved it.
  • 96p
Deep glossy yellow colour. Britght, toasty intense fruit. Sweet and tropical, ripe apple nose. Something lacking on the mid plate.pronounced and mouthfiulling but does not click. I'd expect more toastiness. Ripe with nice acidity.
  • 94p

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Origin

Epernay, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque

Brut Réserve

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Vinothèque

Pol Roger Vinothèque

Pol Roger vintage rosé

Pure

Reserve de Wermacht

Rich

Sir Winston Churchill

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 1996  ( Pol Roger )

"Pol Roger 1996 – Glorious wine reflected the how well this vintage still drinks. Wonderfully rich with honey and hazelnut. A honeycomb note. Layered texture, excellent length and it maintains its intensity right through. A beautifully, richly flavoured, well balanced champagne. Loved it.
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94p
 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 1996  ( Pol Roger )

"Deep glossy yellow colour. Britght, toasty intense fruit. Sweet and tropical, ripe apple nose. Something lacking on the mid plate.pronounced and mouthfiulling but does not click. I'd expect more toastiness. Ripe with nice acidity."

4y 4m ago

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