Clairborne & Churchill

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 1995

Deep medium gold color. Great nose. Notes of biscuits, kiwi fruit, apple cider and citrus fruit. Nicely integrated fruit and structure in the mouth. With air this really blossomed. At peak and ready to go. Not as good as the 96 tonight though. — 8 days ago

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La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Popped this in anticipation of an Australian victory over England in the Rugby World Cup quarter final when we trailed 17-16 in the 2nd half. However we ended up getting trounced 40-16. This Champers was mid Lemon Gold with an ultra fine bead. Funky lemon mineral notes with apple pie pastry. Even at 17 years good tension with possibly another 10 years of cellaring. Although pretty irresistible right now. As Churchill said You deserve Champagne in victory and you need it in defeat! — 3 years ago

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David L

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Incredible stuff.
Bob McDonald

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@David L It was David and Happy Birthday. You chaps drank some fine bottles. This 2002 vintage up there with 1996 and possibly surpassed by 2008 the experts are saying.

Louis Jadot

Domaine des Héritiers Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

2004 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
2013 Coche Dury Meursault
— 4 years ago

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Pol Roger

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 1996

Light medium gold color. Great energy in the glass. Notes of sliced apples, kiwi, wet stones and citrus. Great minerality in the mouth. So much energy. Really showed well tonight. — 8 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

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People say this is dying. I disagree. Love it.
Mike Saviage

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@Alan Weinberg My buddy opened an 02 PR WC for us recently and it seemed a bit tired, so I’m definitely happy this was singing a great tune!

Claiborne & Churchill

Classic Estate Pinot Noir 2016

Mary Jane Reiter

Great wine with salmon. Red raspberries, roses and spice. — 3 years ago

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Claiborne & Churchill

Central Coast Dry Gewürztraminer 2017

Pale white in color. Floral and spice notes in nose. Crisp, slight seed bitterness, grapefruit peel and jasmine tea-like flavor on finish. Dry as advertised. Drying skin astringency in aftertaste, mild but pleasing somehow. Well structured. Addictively tasty. A superior gewurtztraminer. — 4 years ago

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Pol Roger

Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

26 degrees rainy evening in Singapore! Fresh lively citrus champagne and a hint of pandan. Went Super well with black pepper and deep fried salted egg crabs, local Singapore style of course! If only Winston Churchill did the same. — 2 years ago

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Oyster River Winegrowers

Morphos Petillant Naturel American Sparkling Wine 2017

Flirty, slightly funky per nat. Perfect over a chat, rather than paired with food. From Sauvage, Churchill in Phoenix with Rob and Aaron — 2 years ago

Jacquesson & Fils

Cuvee 741 Extra Brut Champagne Blend

This was a stunner from the start. If I could afford to start each day the way Churchill did, the Jacquesson 7xx series would be my Pol Roger. This stuff is so consistently what I want in a Champer. It is aromatic. It’s got layers of flavor. It’s got body. It’s got verve. Yeah baby. — 4 years ago

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Gianluigi Bonari

Salento Appassimento Red Blend 2042

Inky garnet purple in the glass. Nose is shy on opening but opens up to dark purple fruit compote. Echoed on the huge-bodied palate with dried fruit notes (naturally) and medium tannins that come through on the long, dark finish. Medium minus acidity along the lines of an Amarone (again, naturally… it’s a great, less costly alternative), limiting its food choices but they’re there. Try it with a heavy pizza or pasta dish, or osso bucco. Cigar smokers might enjoy this with a Churchill. — 4 years ago

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