Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999 Champagne

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Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
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Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999 - Magnum - 2 bts - 1.5L Magnum - 2 bts - 1.5L   £475.00
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Sir Winston Churchill's relationship with Pol Roger dates back to 1945 when, during a luncheon given by the British ambassador to France after the liberation of Paris, Churchill met the charming and captivating Odette Pol-Roger. A friendship began which, indulged by his wife Clementine, lasted until his death in 1965. Each year on his birthday, Odette would send Churchill a case of vintage champagne. So close was his relationship with the family that upon his death, Pol Roger put black-bordered labels on all of their bottles destined for the UK. In 1975, Pol Roger went one step further and named their prestige cuvée after him, producing it in the robust and mature style that he liked so much. The exact composition of this cuvée is a family secret but it is likely that Pinot Noir dominates 70-80% of the blend with the remainder being Chardonnay. The grapes are all from Grand Cru vineyards which were under vine during Churchill's lifetime.

Weather: The 1999 harvest saw extremely healthy vineyard conditions follow a peculiarly mild winter. A sunny and mild September ensured many parcels performed very well, particularly Pinot Noir.

News Article: Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999 placed second in our Sir Winston Churchill Vertical Tasting in June 2016 with James Simpson MW. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: Family Secret | Likely 70-80% Pinot Noir, 20-30% Chardonnay
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: 2016-2025

Tasting Note: The wine is a deep yellow gold, typical of most Churchill champagnes. On the nose an abundance of citrus and toasty notes leads to a palate full of expressive fruits with hints of honey. The bubbles are extremely fine and with a constant stream. The finish is long and lingering with such intense flavours.
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
Julia Harding MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2016
18/20
“Magnum. From a Farr Vintners private client. Tasted blind. Mid gold. Not a great deal of mousse. Cedary complex yeast aromas. Lightly honeyed but so fresh with lemon and orange citrus on the palate. Gentle mousse and relatively soft on the palate, plenty of red fruit and just a hint of tannin. Subtle and gentle with some bruised apple and gingerbread maturity. Really persistent with that Pinot fruit. Deep and long and spiced as it opens up. My guess: 1998 magnum. Julia Harding MW”
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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