|Pol Roger Collection - 6 Bottles 2002
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Pol Roger Collection - 6 Bottles 2002Pol Roger has an unrivalled reputation for its Vintage Champagnes; produced only in the best years and from the best vineyards. 2002 continues to be acclaimed as one of the great Pol Roger Vintages, the latest in an historic line. In celebration of this exceptional vintage, Pol Roger have revealed The Pol Roger Vintage 2002 Collection, containing two bottles each of the Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002, Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 and Pol Roger Rosé 2002, all housed in a beautiful oak case; a definitive range of Pol Roger Vintage champagne showcasing the remarkable quality of this vintage.
Describing 2002 as a “vintage characterised by remarkable levels of ripeness and a good level of acidity,” Pol Roger produced it's Blanc de Blancs from Grand Cru sites in the Côte des Blancs.
The Brut Vintage and Rosé both follow the house’s traditional vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, drawn from 20 Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites across the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. For the Rosé, 13% of this Pinot Noir is first vinified as red wine and then added to the blend before the second fermentation in order, explained the house, “to obtain it's delicate colour and subtle nose”.
Only 100 cases have been produced and each contains a commemorative booklet with a Pol-Roger family tree, individually hand-signed by Hubert de Billy, fifth generation family member. This dates back to Monsieur Pol Roger who founded the house in 1849 and to this day the house remains small, family-owned, fiercely independent and unrivalled in it's reputation for quality.
We are glad we are able to offer you these rare collections from the fantastic 2002 vintage, each case of six bottles costs £750, including the oak box. As you can see from the press reviews all three of these champagnes are highly acclaimed.
Pol Roger 2002 Champagne Collection: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery. Pol Roger Overview Vintage Overviews Grand & Premier Crus Explained
“Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002 - White flowers, lemon, slate and chamomile are some of the notes that burst from the glass in Pol Rogers 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Extra Cuvee de Reserve. A bright, tightly coiled wine, the 2002 comes across as quite fresh and vibrant, especially within the context of the year. Sweet floral and minty notes run through the precise, crystalline finish. Although the 2002 is absolutely delicious today, I am intrigued to see how it might age. It is utterly brilliant today.”
“Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002 - Firm, with a toasty base mixing with flavors of quince paste, pastry, dried apricot, raw almond and a hint of lemon curd. There's a clean -cut note of minerally salinity throughout, accompanied by a fine bead and a lingering finish.”
International Wine Cellar,
“Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002 - Pale gold. Intense, mineral-dominated aromas of candied citrus fruits, pear, anise, smoky lees and chamomile, plus a sexy floral nuance and a hint of sweet butter. Palate-staining orchard and citrus fruit flavors show outstanding depth and energy, picking up chalky mineral and spice notes with air. Strikingly concentrated and precise wine with strong finishing punch and noteworthy persistence. This concentrated, deftly balanced Champagne is built for a long, graceful evolution.”
“Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 - Exuberant, yet graceful overall, with rich notes of ripe pineapple, guava, honey and baked peach mixing with a minerally undertow and accents of grated ginger, biscuit and fresh quince. Mouthwatering finish.”
“Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 - Pol Rogers 2002 Brut Extra Cuvee de Reserve is rich, creamy and seductive. An expressive, layered wine, the 2002 impresses for its overall harmony and balance. Light floral honey, mint, tangerine, cinnamon and dried pears are all woven together in this gracious, impeccable Champagne. This is a fairly reserved style for the year, but it works.”
International Wine Cellar,
“Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 - Light gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of citrus fruits, quince and white flowers, along with subtle sea salt and iodine nuances and slow-building toastiness. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering assertive Meyer lemon and pear flavors and complicating notes of anise and ginger. I'd have guessed that there was more chardonnay in here. Finishes with outstanding clarity and thrust, leaving a spicy quality behind.”
“Pol Roger Rosé 2002 - A floral rose, with a smoky undercurrent to subtle flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and black cherry. Mouthwatering acidity and fine texture steer this to the focused finish.”
“Pol Roger Rosé 2002 - From the great 2002 vintage, this is a beautiful structured wine, packed with a fine texture of red berries, intense acidity as well as richness. Intense, complex wine that could well age.”
“Pol Roger Rosé 2002 - I had great difficulty tasting this: every time I went to spit it out, I swallowed it! It was so moreish, I couldnt help myself. Exquisite pale peach colour, sublime mousse, tantalising fruit, so yummy yet so classy how on earth do they do that? The 2002 is a ros of extraordinary finesse.”
The Busy Wine Lovers Guide to Pol Roger wine-searcher.com, 7th May 2015
Pol Roger Overview
Champagne Pol Roger has been producing exceptional champagne for over 165 years. To this day the house remains small, family-owned, fiercely independent and unrivalled in its reputation for quality. Indeed, it is this quality which brought about Sir Winston Churchill's lifelong attachment to Pol Roger, who famously insisted "In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it".
The first sale of wine was in January 1849 when family circumstances forced Pol Roger to set up a business; his father a Notary, had contracted an incurable disease and could no longer carry on his practice. The customer was a merchant in Aÿ the native village of Pol Roger. The firm developed rapidly, from Aÿ it moved to Epernay in 1851. In 1899 the founder died by which point the brand had acquired enviable recognition - it had only taken about thirty years! On 23rd February 1900 disaster struck when part of the cellars and buildings collapsed. Over 500 casks and one and a half million bottles were lost. Maurice and George who had taken over from their father had to work tirelessly to get back on track.
Great Britain is, and always has been, the premier export market for Champagne Pol Roger, a tradition dating back to the 1860's. Even as early as 1855, Pol Roger was making Brut Champagne as he knew that Britain favoured this style of Champagne.
Maison Pol Roger owns 91 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Vallée de la Marne, the Montagne de Reims and on the Côte des Blancs and is 55 per cent self-sufficient in its grape requirements. The cellars run for 7km and are on three levels, the deepest known as the 'cave de prise de mousse' at 34m below street level. As the name suggests this is where the wine undergoes its secondary fermentation in bottle. The fact that this deep cellar is at 9°C or less, rather than a normal cellar temperature of 11-12°C, prolongs this fermentation and contributes to the quality and particular style of the wines and their famously fine bubbles.
The Pol Roger range starts with a non-vintage Brut Réserve and the rest of the champagnes are vintage-dated: Brut Vintage, Brut Rosé and Blanc de Blancs as well as the prestige Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.
Sir Winston Churchill's predilection for Pol Roger was sealed in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, when he met and formed a lasting friendship with the captivating Odette Pol-Roger, who encapsulated Churchill's romantic vision of France. For the remainder of his lifetime, Pol Roger was to remain Sir Winston's Champagne of choice, supplied to wherever his engagements demanded from what he described as 'the world's most drinkable address', 44 Avenue de Champagne, Epernay. The friendship between the Churchill and Pol-Roger families endures to this day.
Created in tribute to Pol Roger's most illustrious devotee, the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is appropriately composed of only the best grapes, from only the best vineyard sites to which Pol Roger have access and from only the finest vintage years declared by the House. As Sir Winston himself once declared: 'My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best!' The precise formula is a family secret, but invariably true to the style that Sir Winston himself preferred: robust, full-flavoured and mature; we suspect Pinor Noir is dominant most releases with 30-40 per cent Chardonnay.