Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2012

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.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Rich, full flavoured and toasty
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2041
Closure Type:

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.

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