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Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2012

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A phenomenal vintage of this world-renowned Champagne. Only made using grapes from grand cru sites, this is a pinot-dominant blend with immediate appeal, offering cashew nut and lemon rind on the nose and plum and fresh bread on the finely beaded palate. Low stock: limited to six bottles only per member.
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Code: CH4291

Wine characteristics

  • Champagne
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
  • Now to 2029
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Champagne cork

Pol Roger

Pol Roger founded his eponymous house in 1849 and earned his living largely by making Champagne for other houses. Although the business started without an inch of vineyard to its name, it gradually acquired land of its own and now has 55 hectares in and around Epernay, including important sites on the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims as well as numerous other vineyard plantings.

Pol Roger was known to be the favourite Champagne of Winston Churchill who was quoted as proclaiming, “In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it!”. The prestige wine, Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, was released as a tribute and although the blend is a closely guarded secret, it is believed to be pinot noir-dominated, reflecting the style that Churchill preferred.

Still run by descendants of the founder, Pol Roger is classic grande marque Champagne with a tremendous reputation rooted in the style and finesse of all its cuvées. It also has the kudos of being one of the few houses to hold the Royal Warrant. A blanc de blancs and a rosé, both vintage-dated are also produced, the former in tiny quantities.

Champagne Vintage 2012

An excellent vintage saved by an Indian summer after growers contended with heavy rain and fierce hail, especially in the Aube. August was fine and September warm and dry through the harvest so though the crop was small the wines are very well balanced. The two pinots performed particularly well.

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