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    3 265
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seared Fois Gras with Caramelized Apples

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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19 tasting notes

Tasting note

ending

Medium and Lingering

flavors

Mineral and Citrus

nose

Youthful, Pure, Fresh and Ripe

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Well-structured, Developing, Medium-bodied, Sharp, Elegant, Fresh, Fruity and Dry

Verdict

Excellent and Well made

Written Notes

It's hard to resist the charm offensive that this vintage immediately bombard us with. Classical Pol Roger with nut toffee in the background, the deep chocolate base at the very bottom and an airy stylishly integrated creamy and at the same time aristocratic fruit abundantly present in the middle. Already very harmonic.
  • 91p
Second wine of the day and by chance, the second time I had seen it this week, though the first time was from a magnum and, as lovely as it was here, the magnum whipped it head and shoulders. But this bottle far from disgraced – I have long thought 2002 Pol is a truly spectacular wine from a stunning vintage and a wine that would better most flagships from any other vintage. This was rich and intense, a light touch of honey, some hazelnut, lovely brioche notes. Has some maturity showing but lots of life left. A very good future awaits. I really like this wine. 95
  • 95p

Medium depths yellow but not as mature as one might expect from a 2002. Fine and prolific bubbles. Lovely toasty age to the nose. Excellent acidity.Strong and powerful toasty aromas. Delicious toasty rich palate. Slightly chalky. Long. Medium maturity, very sound for its age. ****

  • 93p

Information

Origin

Epernay, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Drinking temperature

7

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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 Bartholomew Broadbent / Wine Writer, Wine Importer (United States)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

Medium depths yellow but not as mature as one might expect from a 2002. Fine and prolific bubbles. Lovely toasty age to the nose. Excellent acidity.Strong and powerful toasty aromas. Delicious toasty rich palate. Slightly chalky. Long. Medium maturity, very sound for its age. ****

4m 9d ago

91p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

"It's hard to resist the charm offensive that this vintage immediately bombard us with. Classical Pol Roger with nut toffee in the background, the deep chocolate base at the very bottom and an airy stylishly integrated creamy and at the same time aristocratic fruit abundantly present in the middle. Already very harmonic."

1y 4m ago

95p
 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

"Second wine of the day and by chance, the second time I had seen it this week, though the first time was from a magnum and, as lovely as it was here, the magnum whipped it head and shoulders. But this bottle far from disgraced – I have long thought 2002 Pol is a truly spectacular wine from a stunning vintage and a wine that would better most flagships from any other vintage.
This was rich and intense, a light touch of honey, some hazelnut, lovely brioche notes. Has some maturity showing but lots of life left. A very good future awaits. I really like this wine.
95"

1y 6m ago

95p
 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

"Second wine of the day and by chance, the second time I had seen it this week, though the first time was from a magnum and, as lovely as it was here, the magnum whipped it head and shoulders. But this bottle far from disgraced – I have long thought 2002 Pol is a truly spectacular wine from a stunning vintage and a wine that would better most flagships from any other vintage.
This was rich and intense, a light touch of honey, some hazelnut, lovely brioche notes. Has some maturity showing but lots of life left. A very good future awaits. I really like this wine.
"

1y 6m ago

92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

"Pale straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, very pure and clean nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, lovely balance, fresh and lively, feels more mineraly than the BdB actually, long. "

4y 7m ago

92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Pol Roger vintage 2002  ( Pol Roger )

"
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Citrus and lemons, some yeast and green apples behind. Tighter than last bottle. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, balanced and lovely, almost frail structure. Long. "

4y 8m ago

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