Champagne Pol Roger
Champagne Pol Roger is probably best known for being a favourite champagne of Sir Winston Churchill and many British Army Regiments. Pol Roger was born on December 24, 1831, the son of a lawyer, who started his own champagne house in 1849, with the first growths released in 1853. Based around the town of Épernay in the Champagne region, Pol Roger is still owned and run by the descendants of Pol Roger himself. The house has a reputation for producing champagnes of finesse and elegance which age very well.
The wine displays a vibrant yellow-gold colour and is characterized by a remarkable effervescence in the glass. On the nose the immediate impression is of fresh butter which gives way to notes of quince and citrus fruit underpinned by floral hints and finally revealing aromas of lightly toasted brioche; indicative of the complexity of the wine. In the mouth, the true elegance of the wine is shown; marrying a wonderfully lively yet balanced mouth feel with distinctive flavours of citrus fruit, brioche, candied peel and acacia honey. The finish shows a remarkable length, as well as being both buttery-rich and full-bodied, yet graceful and light.
For this wine we suggest fuller bodied starters, especially with a touch of chilli; prawn cocktail, pate, toast and gherkins. Works especially well with good smoked salmon.