- 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
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