Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Blend * 150cl * Vegan & Organic * 12.5% ABV * Champagne, France
Pol Roger is best known as Prime Minister Winston Churchill's preferred Champagne. Churchill liked to drink his Pol Roger by the pint (a size no longer made, sadly, but roughly equivalent to 50cl), and it is reckoned that in the last 10 years of his life, more than 500 cases of the stuff passed through his cellars. Of her father's fondness for Pol Roger, Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames, once said, "I saw him many times the better for it, but never the worse." During the War, Germans even placed spies in Pol Roger in order to trace Churchill's planned movements around the UK by the shipments of Champagne for him!
Pol Roger is particularly noted for its fine mousse. Although no one quite understands how and why the bubbles come out like this, it is widely believed to be due to their cellars being the deepest in Champagne, and hence the coldest, the small bubbles being the result of the cool aging for four years. Vibrant, racy aromas of citrus and fresh spring flowers, evolving into freshly buttered croissant. Extraordinary depth and intensity. This really could do with a bit of time in the cellar to develop but will be drinking beautifully whenever you choose to open it. Being in magnum, it will age slower (and, accordingly, better) than a normal 75cl bottle.
Fantastic with rich and creamy shellfish dishes.