Pol Roger


Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs '12 Brut |Blanc de Blancs |2012

Pol Roger

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs '12 Brut

Blanc de Blancs 2012

$178.95

- Super fresh vintage of 2012 creating a vivid and bright champagne

- All Grand Cru fruit from Avize, Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger

- Pair with a Prawn, mayo, lettuce roll with a brioche bun

"For a house once led by pinot noir, Pol Roger is increasingly focusing on chardonnay in its vintage wines, and recent vintages of its Blanc de Blancs demonstrate why. The 2012 proudly joins its greatest hits, alongside 2002 and 2008.

This cuvée has been on allocation for some years, and the house has made the call to release 2012 after just five years on lees (2008 had a little under six years, 2006 had eight and 2002 had nine). Testimony to the molecular precision of Pol Roger’s exacting regime, the propensity of this cuvée to age is astonishing, and the best vintages keep on escalating every time I come back to them.

With a bright, medium straw hue, this is a thrilling blanc de blancs that sings with the finesse of the house in exacting purity and drive to contrast grand cru concentration. It delicately sets beautiful yellow peach and lemon fruit against a dizzying shard of pure acidity. The finish surges onward amid powerful, crashing waves of salt minerality that glide long and strong up an endless beach of glistening white purity."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2020-2021

If it is good enough for her Majesty the Queen to drink every evening, then this it is good enough for us. Pol Roger is one of the few champagne houses that have rightfully earned the British coat of arms to adorn every bottle and after all, it’s not just a favourite with the Royal Family but most of Britain, who know good champagne from the average. This medium-sized, family owned treasure of the Champagne region is the epitome of quality and consistency. With deep cool cellars, this maison leaves their cuvées ageing for far longer than most of their counterparts, allowing the development of very fine and tiny bubbles. This creates a silky texture on the palate with subtle toasty notes that are the hallmark of excellent champagne. If ever in doubt, buy Pol Roger.

This is a completely sublime champagne and I would up the ante of the indulgence by serving it with a lobster roll. Decadent but not too fussy! 

About the house 

If it is good enough for her Majesty the Queen to drink every evening, then this it is good enough for us. Pol Roger is one of the few champagne houses that have rightfully earned the British coat of arms to adorn every bottle and after all, it’s not just a favourite with the Royal Family but most of Britain, who know good champagne from the average. This medium-sized, family owned treasure of the Champagne region is the epitome of quality and consistency. With deep cool cellars, this maison leaves their cuvées ageing for far longer than most of their counterparts, allowing the development of very fine and tiny bubbles. This creates a silky texture on the palate with subtle toasty notes that are the hallmark of excellent champagne. If ever in doubt, buy Pol Roger.

Food Suggestions 

This is a completely sublime champagne and I would up the ante of the indulgence by serving it with a lobster roll. Decadent but not too fussy! 

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Earth


Mineral Salty Chalky

Foods


Nougat

Orchard Fruit


Nashi Pear

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Grapefruit

Nut


Almond