Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2012

2012 is an extremely well-regarded vintage in the region, with near perfect conditions from late summer through to early autumn and harvest, producing wines with power and structure. Whilst yields were down, the quality of the fruit and resulting wines have already been written about in glowing terms. The 2012 Brut Vintage from Champagne Pol Roger is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. Produced only in limited quantities it has been aged for 7 years in their cellars before being disgorged and released onto the market.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Sub Region:
Refined, elegant and refreshing
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2019 through to 2040
Closure Type:
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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.

Tasting Notes

A delicate pale golden colour, underpinned by a persistence of refined bubbles. Elegant and subtle, the nose is full of freshness and opens with the scent of white peach, developing into richer dried fruit, followed by enticing notes of flowers, gingerbread and mild, toasted sweet spice. Finely balanced on the palate with good weight of Pinot fruit and a complex structure and terrific length. Still young, stylish and discreet, the 2012 has great ageing potential.

Food Matches

A pure delight of a Champagne to be enjoyed by itself or as an aperitif with canapes. It is also the undisputed partner of rich dishes such as chicken supreme with chanterelle mushrooms or lobster.