Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger
NV Reserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly
elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like
pears and apples, but also quince-confiture and yellow stone fruits, such as
apricots and peaches intermixed with vanilla, brioche (pain aux raisins), some
nutty flavors and also some white floral notes. On the palate, this
medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is
delicate, pure and very elegant. The mousse is deliciously fine and leads this
charming and perfectly balanced fizz to a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and
slightly mineral, impressively long finish. This is extremely well done
Champagne from equal parts of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay sourced in 30
different crus. This Reserve includes 25% of reserve wines and was dosed with nine
grams per liter.
Mid-weight classic, always among the best. Light on its
feet with hawthorn and hazelnut scents and a peachy palate.
Wine Spectator says:
An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning
and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding
the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping. Drink now
All three give this cuvee
their top Pol Roger non-vintage rating ever.