Producer: Pol Roger Style: Sparkling Grape Type: Champagne Blend Origin:France Region:Champagne
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2008
($50; L81071496C) Light gold with abundant, fine bubbles. Smoky, mineral-driven aromas of butter, toast, yellow apple and white flowers, with a hint of herbs arriving with air. Juicy, nicely concentrated orchard fruit and cherry pit flavors are sweetened by a gentle honeycomb quality and turn firmer with air. The buttery note repeats on the broad, sappy finish.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3.9 out of 5 stars
HRH the Queens Favorite Everyday Bubbly
This highly rated & truly classic Champange deserves it's praise. This wine is a huge bargin for the quality. No reviews on this site? Must be a low profit margin on this never promoted gem. The queen served it to the president of France for toasts on a recent PBS show. NV Pol Roger Brut Reserve is a value option on the way to their Churchill vintage champange. Cheers!
I first had this wine back in France while sitting on the steps of my favorite bordello in the 6th on rue Vavin in Paris.
This is truly one of the, if not the best value in Champagne. The wine is crisp, brioche like aromas in the nose reminds me of my childhood growing up next to the neighborhood baker. A wine of this quality under $ 30 dollars deserves a three case order as a starter.
After drinking a btl of Pol Roger I understand why Churchill fought so hard to liberate France.
He did it for his Pol Rooger!!!!!!
I remember a New Years Eve when I wandered around the Champs du Mars between the Ecole Militaire and the Eiffel Tower at Midnight in my tuxedo...drinking a bottle of Pol Roger...it was a dream and I was in it! I remember that night every time I pop the cork on another bottle!
Wife likes Veuve, I like Bolly. This bubbly makes us both happy, fitting somewhere in between the two. And for about 30 bucks American, it's great. And no, it isn't Grand Sendree ($65) but Grand Sendree isn't Cristal (many bucks). Guess I miss the significance of that comparison.
THIS IS CLASS AND ELEGANCE
by Thomas McGarry
SO MANY OF US HAVE GOTTEN IN THE WHITE STAR AND VEUVE RUT THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT A WONDERFUL CHAMPAGNE SHOULD TASTE LIKE. CRISP CLEAN DAINTY AND ELEGANT, NOT FAT, FULL AND DEEP. IT IS ABOUT CLASS NOT ABOUT NAME DROPPING
I would rather Drappier Grand Sendree which was rated WS-90, or the Vueve Cliqcuot rated WS-88(yellow label) or the Vueve Cliqcuot Rose , rated WS-92,thus a bit more expensive. I think many people are incredible label buyers when it comes to Champagne. Often the less talked about labels can be incredible hidden treasures at lower prices!
not in the same ballpark.....
Given my obsession with the 1990 Pol Roger Brut Chardonnay, I thought I would love this. I did not. It was too sweet and lacked structure and complexity. Bollinger Special Cuvee, Pommery, Veuve Cliquot (yellow label) and Roderer (N.V.) are all much better. So are some American sparkling wines.
Champagne-making is the highly refined art of blending base wines into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. These component wines come from different grape varieties (the white grape Chardonnay and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and from different villages and vineyards. And because only four or five harvests per decade... Read More »
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