- Latest vintage release from Pol Roger
- The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret
- Great with 18 month old aged Parmigiano Reggiano
Sir Winston is the distinguished gentleman of the prestige champagne world. The purity and finesse that define Pol Roger attain new heights in this scintillating season.
Pinot Noir assumes a commanding lead, without force or ambition, yet with a confidence this cuvée has not seen since 1996, and a grace that transcends even that epic season and every other in recent decades.
The wine has an inviting, bright golden hue, and a fine, regular stream of bubbles. At first the refined nose exudes subtle hints of brioche and sweet spice combining with citrus flavours and floral fragrances.
As the wine warms in the glass, it becomes more powerful and the nose develops complex nuances of toasted nuts, acacia blossom and honeycomb.
The palate is round and creamy supported by notes of fresh fruit. The structure is opulent, underpinned by fabulous balance. The finish is long and powerful.
Predominantly Pinot Noir (over 60%), as Winston Churchill was a Pinot drinker, the balance chardonnay, all from grand cru villages under vine at the time of Churchill; full malolactic fermentation; secondary fermentation in the lowest part of the cellars (9oC); aged almost 10 years on lees on cork.