Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2004 Champagne

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Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2004 - 75cl Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2004 - 75cl   £64.95
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Champagne Pol Roger Overview
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Pol Roger Brut Vintage is produced in limited quantities using the traditional House blend from twenty Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. Second fermentation takes place in the coolest Pol Roger cellars, thirty-three metres below ground level at temperatures of just 9°C, some 2-3°C cooler than the cellars of other producers. The cooler cellars slow down bottle fermentation, producing a champagne with finer bubbles, a characteristic for which these small production releases of Pol Roger are known for. The final blend is aged for eight years in the cellars before disgorgment and release.

Weather: The 2004 vintage saw an initial winter of mild temperatures with intermittent storms and hail. The spring and summer months were hot and sunny and the sugar levels late in September produced good quality fruits, especially for the Pinot Noir grapes. A huge harvest in general for the region. Overall many experts believe that 2004 is one of the greatest vintages of the last two decades.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Disgorged (bottle): Autumn 2014
Disgorged (magnum): Summer 2014
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: 2014-2026

Tasting Note: A classic Pol Roger vintage without the theatrics of 2002, this displays an attractive pale straw colour. Excellent freshness and persistence on the palate, with notes of acacia honey and citrus underpinned by a fine thread of acidity. The slow-motion ageing characteristic of Pol Roger's cold cellars is evident in this youthful vintage, with ample concentration and richness that will develop over the next 3-7 years.
Pol Roger Brut Vintage
Pol Roger Brut Vintage
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Mar 2015
17/20
“Deep straw. Pretty nose. Well balanced and well-knit with high-toned floral notes. Quite forceful on the palate. Dry finish. Really needs food. Too dry to sip without it, I’d have thought.”
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator,
Dec 2014
93/100
“A crowd-pleaser, with overall harmony and elegance, this is hard to stop sipping, showing lively acidity and a fine, creamy mousse that carries flavors of black cherry and berry, pastry cream, honey and candied gin- ger. Presents a fresh, chalk-tinged finish. Drink now through 2027.”
Josh Raynolds,
VinousMedia.com,
Dec 2014
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93/100
“Vivid yellow. Ripe, mineral-accented orchard fruits and buttered toast on the deeply scented nose, with a sexy floral nuance in the background. On the palate, intense pear and tangerine flavors expand and gain spiciness with air. At once rich and lively, this Champagne finishes with excellent precision and lingering mineral and floral notes.”
Roger Voss,
Wine Enthusiast,
Oct 2014
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95/100
“Just approaching maturity, this rich wine is sumptuous and complex. It has intense fruitiness, with apple and grapefruit flavors that are followed by a tight texture as well as the first signs of toastiness. It has plenty of life yet.”
Richard Hemming,
JancisRobinson.com,
Oct 2014
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17/20
“60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, sourced from 20 Grand & Premier Crus from the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. The must underwent two débourbages (settlings), one at the press house and the second, a cold-settling, in stainless steel tanks at 6 °C over a 24 hour period. Slowly cool-fermented at less than 18°C, with each variety and each village kept separate until final blending. Full malo and then 2ndary ferment took place at 9 °C in the deepest Pol Roger cellars (33 metres below street level) where the wine was kept until being riddled by hand. Winemaker Dominique Petit. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Really rich and doughy on the nose, bits of smoke and lemon juice. Great – but not quite as multi-dimensional as I expect from Pol Roger. The nose outplays the palate at the moment.”
Julia Harding MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2014
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18/20
“60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Eight years' ageing on lees before disgorgement. Dosage 9 g/l.
Pale gold, fine bead. Rich biscuity nose and finely ripe citrus. Even a hint of gingerbread. Rich and deep and full in the mouth and with delicious cutting-through crispness. Very persistent. Great balance in quite a blockbuster style. Effervescent in every way. Deep and crisp and even.”
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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