Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
75cl * 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!
Whilst the 2012 is deliciously clean and pure now it is clearly destined for wonderful things, if given time! The cool growing season combined with Pol’s rich, dry style has produced a wine of high-definition with a fine creamy mousse and chiselled flavours of fine brioche, citrus oils and chalk that linger on the palate.