Champagne Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2009


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The Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, Champagne Pol Roger's Prestige Cuvee, was created in homage to Sir Winston Churchill (he was rumoured to have consumed 42,000 bottles of Pol Roger during his lifetime!) mindful of the qualities that he preferred in his champagne: robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated. 
"Particularly strong apples on the nose – even Golden Delicious, a variety I haven’t tasted in a while. Creamy texture and a slightly sweeter, certainly riper, impression than more typical vintages – certainly much fuller and more welcoming than the 2008. Like a liqueur version of Epernay character! But this wine is no simpleton; it really builds on the palate to a dramatically long finish. Powerful! Very friendly rather than stern and Churchillian. As Hubert de Billy says, the 2008 Churchill is for collectors, the 2009 is for drinkers" Jancis Robinson