1996 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • IWC 95
  • WS 93

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IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2006
Bright gold with a lively mousse Deep pungent nose features powerful scents of minerals saffron pear lilac buttered apple pear white peach and marzipan. Broad and improbably concentrated the pear and apple flavors packing... Bright gold with a lively mousse Deep pungent nose features powerful scents of minerals saffron pear lilac buttered apple pear white peach and marzipan. Broad and improbably concentrated the pear and apple flavors packing a huge punch and complicated by buttery leesy tones. As rich and supple as this is it also boasts brilliant cut. Finishes with expansive exotic spice and pear notes and superb focus and length. This spent nine years on its lees. Already delicious but I'd opt for holding this one for another decade before popping the cork.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2006
The structure of the 1996 vintage is softened by a fine silky mousse in this intensely wrought bubbly. Fresh with citrus berry nut and coffee aromas and flavors and a rounded finish. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases... The structure of the 1996 vintage is softened by a fine silky mousse in this intensely wrought bubbly. Fresh with citrus berry nut and coffee aromas and flavors and a rounded finish. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases imported. -BS
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1996

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.