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2002 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$499. 00
$5988.00 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2020-2022)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Only produced in the very best vintage years Pol Roger’s Winston Churchill is sourced exclusively from Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards with the Pinot being the dominate variety in the blend.

This magnificent Champagne gets off to the perfect start pouring with a generous white frothy mousse which once dissipated reveals a pale straw gold base wine colour. It also possesses one of the finest beads we’ve seen and shows exceptional persistence. Fresh and lively the nose conjures up classic Champagne aromatics of citrus overlaid by baked bread, yeast lees and toasty scents finishing with subtle cashew and brioche notes. Elegant and refined yet with an underlying richness the palate features flavours of brioche, yeast lees and citrus with a subtle toast component also present followed by some light cashew on the back palate. Creamy, finishing refreshingly crisp and dry with a very long aftertaste of brioche, yeast lees, toast, cashew and light citrus. Limited Stocks.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc 12.5%

Other Reviews….
A suitably monumental wine for a monumental man in most vintages, here scaling the peak of magnificence, the 14th release since 1975. It is predominantly pinot noir (Tom Stevenson speculates 70-80%), and is 100% Grand Cru. Straw-coloured, it brings another dimension of flavour, texture, length and depth into play; still tightly wound up after 10 years on tirage, fruit, honey and citrussy acidity are folded together in perfect balance. If you want to cellar one of the greatest champagnes of the present day, this should be at the head of your shopping list.
98 points
James Halliday’s Top 100 2014 – The Australian