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    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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Pol Roger’s vinification is quite normal, which leads me to the conclusion that the secret lies in the quality of the grapes and, above all, in the skill in assembling the cuvées. The wines are medium-bodied, with a lovely fruit balance and perfect dosage. The mousse is exemplary, with smaller bubbles than usual because of a cellar temperature half a degreee below the average. Pol Roger had more wines and more older wines in the Millennium Tasting than almost any other Champagne domain, which is completely natural because Pol Roger’s champagnes are extremely high class and are so long-lived. They are normally most famous for their Pinot-dominated cuvées today made by Dominique Petit, but at Villa Pauli they were rewarded for the best blanc de blancs ever made, with their powerful 1959.

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Perhaps the most enjoyable of all champagnes on ”century-tasting« of Pol Roger in October -98. The bottle we tasted was absolutely newly disgorged and very elegant and youthful. The entire wine exuded charm and vigor. The fruit and the lightly toasted aromas similar to those found in the ’47 and ’75, but the aftertaste of caramel is even longer. Just as amazing now.’ RJ 98(98)

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Christian Pol-Roger has a talent for bringing out historical wines when least expected. After a late dinner with one of Australia's foremost Champagne experts, Christian brought out a magnum of this divine wine. Imagine being able to swallow large gulps of something so heavenly after an intense week of work involving the constant spitting out of wonderful treats. The wine itself was in perfect condition. The quality was on a par with the legendary 1914, but the style was different. This wine was both drier and tighter, with a nutty, serious, everlasting taste. The depth of the flavor was comparable to the Mariana Trench. Considerably more tired and simple in a normal bottle.

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Epernay, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque

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Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Vinothèque

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Pol Roger vintage rosé

Pure

Reserve de Wermacht

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Sir Winston Churchill

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