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Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$105. 00
$1260.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

A big house cuvee that delivers an authentic Champagne experience.

Pol Roger’s non vintage Brut Reserve is a blend in equal parts of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay sourced from 30 different crus. It also includes 25% reserve wines.
Pours with a frothy mousse that shows good hold. Pale straw coloured with pale gold edges, the base is finely threaded by a steady stream of tiny bubbles. The nose offers up a classic Champagne sniff with baked bread and yeast lees aromas to the fore. Oily toast like notes, cashew and light citrus are also evident. Rich yeasty baked bread, pear and citrus flavours have an airy feel across the palate underscored by elements of toast and cashew. Gently creamed in its texture, it finishes dry and crisp with a long refined aftertaste.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews......
The wine is based on equal parts of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay, and an all-important 25% of reserve. The maturation on lees is now four years; the wine has layered complexity, power and drive, building presence through the length of the palate and an aftertaste of grapefruit zest.
96 points
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