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Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2008

POLR180
Sir Winston Churchill's relationship with Pol Roger dates back to 1945 when a friendship began which lasted until his death in 1965. Each year on his birthday, Churchill was sent a case of vintage champagne. In 1975, Pol Roger named their prestige cuvée after him, producing it in the robust and mature style that he liked so much. This superlative deluxe cuvee that is Winston Churchill is made using only the finest wines and is released only in the top vintages.
Type:
Vintage:
2008
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Genres:
Style:
Brut
ABV:
12.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Épernay
Body:
Rich, full flavoured and toasty
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2027
Closure Type:
Cork
£170.00
 

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

The opulent golden colour of the wine is enlivened by a fine, harmonious stream of bubbles. The rich nose boasts notes of white flowers and freshly baked brioche aromas. As the wine warms in the glass, it exudes scents of dried fruits and toasted almonds and hazelnuts, combining with a hint of orange zest. On the palate, the wine is powerful and exquisitely well-balanced with beautiful refreshing flavours of citrus fruit, coupled with pastry. This wine combines the fullness of the much-celebrated 2008 vintage with the unparalleled and much-loved style of the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill. A long, lingering finish indicates that this wine has fantastic ageing potential.

Food Matches

Goes very well with grilled fish, crab salad or even the odd canape.