Disgorged in 2018, caramelised apples and stone fruit flavours with a subtle roundness. The fine persistent bead fill the mouth with mousse which offer more flavours of mandarin and pastry that carries onto the finish.
In its 160 years of history, Pol Roger has carved out one of the best reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands. This recognition is the fruit of the firm's unwavering dedication to two essential values: excellence and independence. Each of the wines which bears the Pol Roger name is treated as an impeccable ambassador of its history. For five generations, the family's descendants have been equally demanding; remaining loyal to the strategy initiated from the very beginning by the firm's founder. Excellence means the rigorous selection of the vinegrowers the firm works with, but also by strict selection of the grapes bought from them. Family members keep a close eye on all aspects of the operations, including details of the vinification; it also means that the family, in complete independence, chooses the blends which will become the final wines. Excellence and independence are closely linked. One guarantees the continuing existence of the other and vice versa
WILLIAM KELLEY - WINE ADVOCATE
Disgorged in October 2018, the 2012 Brut Vintage offers up aromas of smoky peach, apples, pastry cream, white flowers and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and powerful, with more volume and amplitude than its blanc de blancs counterpart, revealing racy balancing acids, an already refined mousse and the impressive concentration that typifies this low-yielding vintage. It's a classic blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that saw seven grams per liter dosage.