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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2008 Champagne

More vintages: 2002Champagne'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 it's capacity to age. Devotees who have the patience to age their champagnes are rewarded with a more complex and richer wine.

Following some frost in December, the beginning of 2008 was marked by mild and humid weather conditions. However, good temperatures in May rapidly boosted growth and excellent weather in September rendered the grapes healthy, with a perfect sugar/acidity balance. 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 youthful champagne is pale yellow-gold, with hints of grapefruit and almond on the nose - still quite restrained on first impression, but with those early signs of chardonnay richness waiting to burst out. Slightly more giving on the palate, the delicious, creamy full-bodied character is already starting to show and the flavours linger beautifully. Give this champagne some time and its going to develop, open up and really show its full potential.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 7g/L
Disgorged: November 2014

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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
Feb 2017
“Commanding nose that already shows a bit of maturity. Very crystalline structure and bone dry finish. Very much an aperitif wine despite the fruit concentration on the mid palate. Refined. ”
Oct 2016
“Delicate, prancing, racy. Not too sweet. Lovely stuff! This has both breadth and depth.”
Aug 2016
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“Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs is a very pretty, expressive Champagne to drink now and over the next handful of years. White orchard fruit, sage, pastry and candied lemon peel open up nicely in the glass. This is an especially creamy, voluptuous 2008, although the acidity of the vintage comes through nicely on the back end.”
Mar 2016
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“This is heart-stoppingly good, which makes the decision all the more difficult as to when to drink it. Guzzle it all up now or drink it slowly over the next 15 years? If you are going to drink it now, youll find a fabulous fusion of almonds, white flowers, cream, hay, brioche and lemon sherbet. Its also superbly balanced, bright, racy and dazzlingly long. Of course, thats down to the Pol style, savoir faire and fruit selection. The grapes come from some of the Cote des Blancs top Grands including Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger. Ultimately, it is still a baby. So my advice would be to wait a while until it really hits its stride.
Nov 2015
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“Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs offers striking intensity in its finely sculpted, chiseled personality. Candied lemon, hazelnut, dried pear and herbs are some of the signatures. This is an especially vinous Blanc de Blancs that at times is suggestive of the richness one sees in the Montagne de Reims, but all of the fruit is from five Grand Cru villages in the Cte des Blancs - Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger.”
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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