1988 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • JR 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 94

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JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, August 2006
Much paler than the 1990. Exceptionally lively mousse. Very firm indeed. Nuanced. Lovely layers and subtlety. Rich but dry and savoury. Very fine in every way. No hint of 1988 austerity. A lovely open flower now. 18.5/20
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 1999
...Classic subtly complex Champagne aromas of toast toffee citrus peel and yeasty fresh apple. Rich full and ripe with great depth of flavor and truly insinuating intensity. Complex notes of butterscotch and toasted nuts... ...Classic subtly complex Champagne aromas of toast toffee citrus peel and yeasty fresh apple. Rich full and ripe with great depth of flavor and truly insinuating intensity. Complex notes of butterscotch and toasted nuts. Ripe harmonious acids give this remarkably smooth wine excellent backbone for further aging...
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 1999
A mature Champagne that's developed subtle taste nuances yet remained lively. Posh texture plus ripe fruit and spice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2004.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1988

Label

Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvee in homage to Sir Winston Churchill, mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne : robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet with the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated.

Pinot Noir predominates, providing structure, breadth and robustness whilst Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse and subtlety. Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grands Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, which were already under vine during Churchill's lifetime, Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill is only made in the very best vintages and is always released later than the other vintage-dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill's appreciation for older wines.

Winery

Pol Roger

Pol Roger is one of the oldest and most-distinguished luxury Champagne firms. Based in the heart of Epernay, it was established in 1849 and remains one of the few family-owned, grande-marquee Champagne houses. Five generations have remained loyal to the firm’s essential values of excellence and independence, ensuring that each wine is treated as an impeccable ambassador to their 160 years of history.

Pol Roger has carved out one of the most flattering reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands. A personal favorite of Sir Winston Churchill (who has the firm’s top cuvee named after him), Pol Roger champagne has also been the British Royal Family’s choice over the years.

The house grows more than half its grapes on 89 estate hectares and sources the rest from select growers. Their cellars extend below the Avenue de Champagne for over seven kilometers on two levels. The deeper cellar maintains a lower temperature for the wine to develop finer bubbles.

The Pol Roger portfolio includes a vintage brut, a non-vintage brut, a brut nature, a demi sec, a vintage rose, a blanc de blancs and the Sir Winston Churchill prestige cuvee.