Pol Roger Champagne Extra Cuvee de Reserve
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 Cuvée de Reserve is equal parts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. It has a delicately toasty aroma and a long dry finish. The champagne of all occasions.
JS 92: One of the great, all-round NV offerings in a classically styled, soft and silky package. Berries, biscuits and smooth, vinous texture in the mouth. Really easygoing with all-round appeal.
RP 92: The NV Brut Réserve, based on the 2012 vintage and disgorged after four years on the lees in July 2017, is very clear, precise and fresh on the nose, with bright fruit and delicate brioche notes. Blending equal parts of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from 30 different crus and with 25% reserve wines, this is a clear, fresh, tight and finessed Champagne with an intense, powerful but also filigreed finish. This is an impressive, taut and persistent "White Foil" for many opportunities.
VM 91: Light yellow-gold. Aromas of candied lime, green apple and jasmine expand with aeration, picking up notes of tarragon, ginger and fresh fig. Dry, tightly wound citrus and orchard fruit flavors are underscored by a chalky mineral quality that gains strength on the back half. Finishes dry but broad and fleshy, leaving a gentle floral note behind.
WE 91: Pol Roger's nonvintage cuvée is perfectly in the house style with its great balance and poise between crisp dryness and a softer character. That makes for a very drinkable wine, rich, stylish and ready to drink now.
WS 91: A well-cut Champagne, with a zesty mousse, this offers a harmonious mix of crème de cassis, Honeycrisp apple, candied ginger and toasty notes, offering a subtle, smoke- and spice-tinged finish.