Pol Roger Champagne Brut 2012
Pol Roger has been producing some of the world’s finest Champagne for more than 160 years and is one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and operated. The 2006 Brut Vintage, made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, has a rich, lush body. Almond nuttiness balances perfectly with citrus freshness.
WA94+: Disgorged in October 2018, the 2012 Brut Vintage offers up aromas of smoky peach, apples, pastry cream, white flowers and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and powerful, with more volume and amplitude than its blanc de blancs counterpart, revealing racy balancing acids, an already refined mousse and the impressive concentration that typifies this low-yielding vintage. It's a classic blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that saw seven grams per liter dosage.
WS93: Fine and creamy, with a delicate frame of mouthwatering acidity, this harmonious Champagne offers well-meshed flavors of yellow plum, biscuit and grated ginger. Floral, spice and mineral accents mesh with the finish.
JS94: Harmonious and straight with clarity and beauty to the wine. Cooked-apple and light honey aromas and flavors. Full body. Such balance and creaminess to the texture and weight. Lovely now.