1998 Pol Roger - Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 750ml

France - Champagne/ White / Champagne Blend
1998 Pol Roger - Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($215) Light gold. Intensely aromatic nose offers a complex bouquet of smoky orchard and pit fruit aromas, along with exotic orange zest and white pepper. Deep and chewy, displaying impressively concentrated but brisk pear and bitter citrus pith flavors and an undercurrent of buttery brioche and lees. Finishes with palate-staining persistence and a subtle anise quality. As usual, a stunner. (Frederick Wildman and Sons, New York, NY)

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135

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Jancis Robinson | 19

Fine top note of refreshment and then great depth underneath. Very tight fine bead. Dry end. Great breadth. Herrumph of a broad Churchill chest. Bravo! Long.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Richard Juhlin | 91

My spontaneous impression was that the nose and aftertaste were suffering from youth syndrom while the middle taste was stunningly concentrated and typical of Winston, with a translucent layer of orange-like fruitiness and a darker layer of liquorice. After more careful tasting I am inclined to agree with those who find dosage in youth rather disturbing, but I am very attracted by this multi-facetted beauty who arouses one's interest and promises masses at the prospect of future rendezvous.

Author: Richard Juhlin

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Score: 91
Author: dimman
Tasted On: 05/15/2010
Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Score: 94
Author: Spike Ngai
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/28/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2023

About This Producer

Defined by distinction and elegance, Pol Roger is considered the 'gentlemen's' champagne. Favored by Winston Churchill and the British monarchy, the Pol Roger brand is dedicated to the reflection of refinement, class, and an exclusive lifestyle. Created to display the unique union of family spirit and vineyard character, Pol Roger is a product of generations of knowledge dedicated to both vineyard practices and winemaking skill. The winery and cellars are located on the celebrated and noble Avenue de Champagne in the town of Eperney.

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