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Pol Roger


Tasting Notes

WE98

With its gold color and mature, toasty flavors, this is possibly the greatest Winston Churchill ever. It has weight and richness, with a dense, full and rich texture. It's in perfect balance, bringing together maturity and crisper apple and green plum fruit flavors that are cut with lemon. A mineral edge gives a nervy character that will allow this magnificent wine to age further.

JS97

Fabulous aromas of dried apple, cream, mango and ginger follow through to a full, dense palate, but it’s very fine. The bead is so, so fine. The texture is like silk. Truly superb. I love the contrast between richness and freshness. It builds slowly on the palate and finishes so long and rich. This was 10 years on the lees. Mostly pinot noir. This follows the 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1995.


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The Winery

Pol Roger

Remember, gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!
–Winston Churchill, Lifelong fan of Pol Roger

Champagne house Pol Roger is one of the more prominent producers located in the Epernay appellation. The estate is known for its balanced house style made of equal parts of all allotted Champagne grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, as well as its close tie to British politician Sir Winston Churchill. Although the house was officially established in 1849, it wasn’t for another decade that the winery turned its focus to exporting. Pol Roger is also known for being the first house to produce a drier style of Champagne more in line with British tastes, and today produces nearly 2 million bottles per year. Half of their grapes are grown on their 220 acres of estate vineyards while the rest are purchased from contracted growers with whom the company has been working with for decades. The portfolio consists of a non-vintage brut, a vintage brut, a demi-sec, a brut nature, a rosé, and a blanc de blancs. In 1975, Pol Roger established the Sir Winston Churchill cuvee which is only released during the best vintages as a way to pay homage to the great man who was close friends with Odette Pol Roger. The estate honors excellence in all that they do, and in turn, release wines with skill and elegance.

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