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Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2004 Champagne 1.5L

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Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
Description & Technical Information
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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 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.

News Article: Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2004 performed well 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
Disgorged: February 2015
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030+

Tasting Note: A deep-golden yellow colour coupled with lingering bubbles. Intense and complex aromas on the nose are full of dried fruit, toasted almond and honey. A sensational palate of full-bodied structure, well-balanced with refreshing acidity of peach, nectarines, plum and citrus fruits. The length on the finish is excellent, with added taste of pear lingering long after.
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