Love love love. — 2 months ago
Served blind in a white wine glass, this had a medium gold color and no noticeable bubbles. Nice aged white notes including creme brulee, wet stone, mature fruit. Thought this was a Corton Charlie before I tasted it and only then did I discover the light carbonization. At first this was closed and not offering much, but later in the evening the air caused it to expand and overall this was very nice. I would drink these sooner rather than later. — 15 days ago
Very classic champagne, but elevated. — 11 days ago
The bottle was properly stored but decades old. It oxidized immediately, turned a golden orange color, and was still enjoyable. — 3 months ago
A deep raspberry in the glass. A steady stream of fine, minuscule bubbles with wonderful creaminess and finely textured. The nose is lithe and gorgeous with an abundance of spice upfront. A veritable explosion of fresh red berries. Cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberries. Blood orange and kumquats along with apricots and apple crumble. Delightful brioche bread aromas and butter. The red fruits here are just so nice.
At first smell and sip, it’s abundantly clear that this follows in the long line of champagnes with pure class from Pol Roger. 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay with 15% of the Pinot vinified as red wine. Aged for six years before release and undergoes full malo. Incredible depth and power here. Classy and high toned, this is controlled opulence. Despite the 8 g/l dosage, the acidity is still high and vivacious.
Full bodied yet graceful, this simply dances upon the tongue. With cherry and more apricot notes, the palate comes alive. Spice tickles the tongue and the underlying biscuits please. Long finish that truly leaves you wanting more. Develops so very nicely in the glass over time. Exquisite today, but will be so much better down the road. — 5 months ago