2016 Pol Roger Vintage Champagne
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2016 Pol Roger Vintage Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2023-2031)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Pol Roger’s 2016 vintage Champagne is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay sourced from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs regions.

Possessing great length and a graceful, airy like feel, this is a wonderfully complex and finessed Champagne.
A fine, satiny mousse slowly subsides to reveal a pale straw coloured base that has pale gold tinged edges with a generous and very fine bead flowing through to the surface. On the nose leading the way in classic Pol Roger style are aromatics of yeast lees and brioche followed by some citrus, cashew, subtle dried honey and faint oily toast like notes. Rich and creamy textured yet wonderfully  light and airy across the palate. A sophisticated flavour profile of baked bread, yeast lees, delicate cashew, citrusy honeyed like characters, ginger, chalk and oily toast elements extend through to a very long and pillowy finish that’s beautifully sculptured by mouth watering acidity.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews….
A very elegant and silky vintage Champagne with a seamless harmony of candied citrus fruit, sushi ginger and dried cherry character with racy acidity and delicate minerality at the long, straight and refined finish. You don’t even think about how much or little dosage this has. Drink or hold.
95 points

Based on 60% Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay, the 2016 Champagne Vintage Brut is released only after 6-7 years on the lees (sur latte). It pours a straw hue and displays a more expressive profile on opening, with notes of tangerine and fresh flowers, its red fruit coming through with fresh red raspberry and peppery spice. It’s medium-bodied and rounded through the palate, with excellent structure, powerful concentration, and a long finish. This has a refined yet powerful feel and will be a wine with significant longevity and slow maturation over the next 15-20 years. True to the house style, it has a sturdy backbone and is emblematic of a fantastic vintage champagne from Pol Roger. The mousse is pinpoint and rounded on the finish. Drink 2024-2040.
95 points
Audrey Frick - JebDunnuck.com