Wine: Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Magnum 1.5L

Product Code: FRMN678

Availability: In stock



Country: France, Champagne

Tasting Notes: The 21st vintage of the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is an alluring mid-yellow-gold with a fine stream of bubbles, both characteristics of the length of time this wine has spent in the famously cool Pol Roger cellars.

The nose opens with notes of spices and pepper. A good intensity of black fruit follows, showing the fine concentration and density of the wine. The complexity is obvious: a bouquet of dried fruit and hazelnut overlayed with notes of exotic fruits. The aromas are particularly open and impressive.

On the palate, candied fruit notes accompany hints of pastries, brioche and cocoa, broad and mouth-filling. Delightfully structured, the large proportion of Pinot Noir gives the roundness and gravity that one expects from this cuvée. Despite the wine's relative youth, it is starting to show some smoky weight and good grip with broad, rich and long acidity. Full bodied and generous, the wine culminates with terrific length. Drink now or over the next 20 years.

Varietal: Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Pairing: In the context of gastronomy, the watchwords are: simplicity within complexity. The Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1998 is best suited to accompany dishes that are at once tender, mellow in texture and dominated by the flavours of field and forest: such as leg of lamb with rosemary or mint sauce, or coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops) leading in to a minute steak dressed with olive oïl and black truffles, a tournedos grilled with morels, or even a simple "pot au feu" of foie gras with baby vegetables.

Volume: 1500ML

Vintage: 2015