Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2012: In its 160 years of history, Pol Roger has carved out one of the most flattering reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands. For five generations, the descendants have been equally demanding, remaining loyal to the strategy initiated from the very beginning by the firm's founder.
Tasting notes: This afternoon Champagne Pol Roger launched the new vintage of Sir Winston Churchill 2012. No hesitation a solid 19/20. Like many 2012’s the aromatics are powerful and forward, there is a blend of tropical notes, particularly pineapple and a rich zesty lemon sherbet going to buttery pasty. This all suggests there is a reasonable slug of Chardonnay in the 2012 blend! The Pinot Noir element seems more recessive at this point. Grapefruit comes through on the palate and a creamy lemony pastry, bundles of fruit, underlying freshness on the palate and the lees and fruit have given a creamy soft texture. Zingy lemon, grapefruit and twist of raspberry hang on the finish. A stunning 2012, forward and very seductive. Alc 12.5% Grapes: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Nero
Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill 2012
TYPE Sparkling GRAPE
40% Pinot Nero
STYLE Brut ABV 12.5% SIZE 75cl COUNTRY France
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