pol roger, blanc de blancs vintage 2008
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95
JAMES SUCKLING
94

2008 pol roger, blanc de blancs vintage

Why We're Buying

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vintage Champagne is a fresh and elegant wine with fine-texture and a long-lasting finish. Composed exclusively of grand cru chardonnay, the cuvée ages for six years in Pol Roger’s cellars before its release. The highly sought-after Champagne is also known as a favorite of former British prime minister Winston Churchill.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Great elegance and finesse already on the perfectly brilliant and aromatic nose shows Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut, displaying white and stewed apples with fine citrus flavors and discreet chalky aromas. The palate is dense and citric, as if limes and lemons are squeezed on a chalky rock. The purity, power and intensity is as remarkable, as is the finesse and persistence of the bubbles, the mousse on the palate and the long, persistent finish. Dosed with seven grams per liter, this extraordinary Blanc de Blanc Brut tastes drier than the Réserve Brut, but reveals a perfect ripeness of yellow fruits. The finish is lovely aromatic and intense, but also clear, fresh, firm and absolutely stimulating. This is a great Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger.

JAMES SUCKLING
94

James Suckling

Attractive red berries, nectarines and biscuity notes with a hint of spice, too, and a sweet-smelling freshness to it. The palate delivers a very attractive and concentrated array of yellow stone fruit flavors. Smooth and creamy, sorbet-like finish. Drink now or age.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Crisply fresh, this full-bodied wine has citrus fruitiness that is followed by hints of toast and honey that are just developing. Well balanced, it’s very textured while also fruity, and will develop well in bottle. Drink from 2017 for the more mature flavors to bring their own character to the wine.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

A mouthwatering Champagne, featuring a lively, lacy mousse and well-meshed flavors of baked peach, lemon curd and slivered almond. Shows minerally accents of chalk and brine, with a firm, focused finish.

VINOUS
92

Vinous

Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs is a very pretty, expressive Champagne to drink now and over the next handful of years. White orchard fruit, sage, pastry and candied lemon peel open up nicely in the glass. This is an especially creamy, voluptuous 2008, although the acidity of the vintage comes through nicely on the back end.