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Champagne Pol Roger NV

Champagne, FranceEstablished in 1849, Pol Roger is one of the few remaining Grande Marque champagne houses that are entirely family owned and operated. Its prestige cuvée, Winston Churchill, is admired worldwide, but I love to talk about the white-label Reserve Brut. Generations of knowledge are the secret weapon behind this cuvée that consistently presents as an elegant, almost ethereal bubble, exhibiting the style of much more expensive Blanc de Blancs. It is a blend of equal parts pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay from 30 crus. The 25 percent reserve wine used annually helps maintain the House style. The pinot noir brings structure, body and power; the pinot meunier is all about freshness, roundness and fruitiness; while the chardonnay sets up its aromatic complexity, finesse, elegance, and lightness on the palate. So when you need Champagne to cover the bases, this is it. It spends 48 months in the cellar creating a kaleidoscope of honeysuckle, jasmine, brioche quince and tangerine. You can’t go wrong with this label.Tasted: 23 December 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$79.99750mlBCL Stores
BC$159.991500mlBCL Stores
Producer: Champagne Pol RogerDistributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 51953UPC: 089744142450