Winery/Brand: Champagne Pol Roger
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 92
Wine Spectator: 90
Anotnio Galloni: 90
Grapes Varieties: chardonnay, pinot meunier, pinot noir
Alcohol: 12% abv
Packing: Original Gift Box
(WA=92) The current release of Pol Roger's NV Brut Réserve is quite dramatic, bursting with aromas of mandarin oil, honeycomb, elderflower, fresh bread and musky peach. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's generous and textural, with a rich core of fruit, lively acids and a pillowy mousse.
(JS=92) This has an impressively energetic style with bold lemon, peach and berry aromas, in a quite pure mode. The palate delivers a boldly vinous impression with a succulent drive of citrus and hazelnut flavours. Drink now.
(AG=90) (made from one-third each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier; 12 g/l dosages): Pale yellow. Toasty melon and white peach on the nose, with orange zest and dusty minerals emerging with air. Lively, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavours show good palate-coating intensity without any excess weight. The clinging finish displays a subtle floral quality and repeating orange and melon notes.
(WS=90) This balanced Champagne shows a fresh crunchiness, with flavours of nectarine, pink grapefruit pith, oyster shell and ground ginger riding the creamy mousse. Drink now.
WA90 WS92 AM89