Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002
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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2002 Champagne

More vintages: 2008Champagne's geographical location engenders capricious weather. For this reason, since their foundation in 1849 Pol Roger have observed the tradition of not releasing a vintage-dated champagne unless the climatic conditions permit the production of grapes of outstanding ripeness. A vintage champagne must, above all else, be a balanced champagne. This balance depends on the right blend of healthy grapes, a good potential alcohol and correct acidity. The first criterion for declaring a vintage wine is its capacity to age. Devotees who have the patience to age their champagnes are rewarded with a more complex and richer wine.

2002 was a generally warm year with a particularly mild winter, average rainfall and few climatic problems apart from a few spring frosts and hail showers. Rains at the end of August and beginning of September were followed by fine dry sunny weather starting on the 10th September and continuing through the vintage. Second fermentation takes place in the coolest Pol Roger cellars some 33 metres below ground level where it's 9C, some 2-3C below the temperature of other Champagne cellars. The cooler cellars slow down the bottle fermentation which ultimately produces a Champagne with finer bubbles for which these small production releases of Pol Roger are known for.

This Blanc de Blancs 2002 is a pale yellow colour with golden highlights. The nose is dominated by hints of citrus fruit, revealing the elegance, subtlety and balance of the wine. On the palate, the texture is fresh with a powerful body. The finish shows the remarkable length typical of the 2002 vintage, as well as being both rich and full-bodied.

Grape varities: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 9 g/L
Disgorged: November 2012

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JancisRobinson.com,
Feb 2014
17.5/20
“Very densely textured, almost to be chewed rather than sipped. The finish is decidedly rich, almost sweet. Should age well. ”
VinousMedia.com,
Dec 2012
94/100
“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.”
Wine Spectator,
Nov 2012
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93/100
“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,
Nov 2012
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95/100
“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.”
Bought directly from Pol Roger, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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