Pol Roger


Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2012 |Vintage |2012

Pol Roger

Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2012

Vintage 2012

$139.95

- An energetic and vibrant vintage champagne for the cellar

- A knockout champagne with plenty of red fruit, fresh lemon and electricity

- Pair with Japanese cuisine, sushi, sashimi, pickled ginger and soy.

"The 2012 vintage is poised to go down among the great, enduring seasons for this regal house. Following the release of the sublime 2008, Pol Roger’s Vintage Brut 2009 came and went (read on), the challenging 2010 and 2011 seasons were tactically and astutely side-stepped, and it is back on form in the energetic 2012 vintage.

Pol Roger claims seven years on lees, but its first release that I am tasting at the beginning of its release cycle could not have been more than six – a short time in the lineage of Pol. The result is consequently youthful and vibrant, a celebration of crunchy strawberry hull, red apple and fresh lemon, with lees age lending subtle touches of almond nougat.

Elegantly poised pinot noir takes its signature lead, confidently supported by the citrus cut and refined chalk mineral texture of chardonnay. All of the beguiling purity of Pol Roger is on grand display in this electric season, and it holds its own effortlessly on a very long finish of great line and drive. It has a grand future before it, and will only become more enticing over the coming decade." Tyson Stelzer 

Technical details

60% pinot, 40% chardonnay; from 20 grand and premier crus in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs; full malolactic fermentation; 7g/L dosage

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 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.

It's never easy choosing foods when it comes to such wines as you never want to over power the wine. Instead of our research team looking at a direct suggestion like oysters or caviar (which would work a treat) they looked into what Winston Churchill was a fan of eating. It turns out, he was impartial to turtle soup (yes this was a thing back in London) and a cheese platter, particularly Swiss Gruyere. There you have it, an unusual but traditional pairing.

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 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 suggestion

It's never easy choosing foods when it comes to such wines as you never want to over power the wine. Instead of our research team looking at a direct suggestion like oysters or caviar (which would work a treat) they looked into what Winston Churchill was a fan of eating. It turns out, he was impartial to turtle soup (yes this was a thing back in London) and a cheese platter, particularly Swiss Gruyere. There you have it, an unusual but traditional pairing.

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Citrus Fruit


Lemon

Red Fruits


Strawberry