Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Unlike some Champagne houses who rattle out the vintages one to the next – Pol have the strength of mind and the integrity to hang on to theirs until they are really sure that it is at the perfect point to release, allowing for early drinking for the impatient, but always with the class and depth needed for longer-term ageing.

This is intense and has great impact – but is not overblown at all. A lovely lick of sparky acidity keeps the elegance and delicacy in place. There is a super balance here between the honeyed brioche notes of baking dough and the brighter zippier citrus and floral overtones. This is immediately a joy to drink – but tucked away for 4-5 years and this will repay the patient.

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Unlike some Champagne houses who rattle out the vintages one to the next – Pol have the strength of mind and the integrity to hang on to theirs until they are really sure that it is at the perfect point to release, allowing for early drinking for the impatient, but always with the class and depth needed for longer-term ageing.

This is intense and has great impact – but is not overblown at all. A lovely lick of sparky acidity keeps the elegance and delicacy in place. There is a super balance here between the honeyed brioche notes of baking dough and the brighter zippier citrus and floral overtones. This is immediately a joy to drink – but tucked away for 4-5 years and this will repay the patient.