1998 pol roger, sir winston churchill
Why We're Buying
Former British prime minister Winston Churchill loved Pol Rogers Champagne. He loved it so much that they named their top cuvée after him. The brut vintage features 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir, with the latter coming exclusively from grand cru vineyards. If this Champagne is good enough for Winston Churchill, it should be good enough for you.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Brut Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill opens with intriguing, exotic notes of smoke, cured meats and tar. This is a big, sweeping Sir Winston Churchill endowed with layers of perfumed ripe pears, quince, flowers and spices in a style that balances a generous expression of fruit with acidity and minerality. Everything is in the right place in this delicate yet deeply satisfying Champagne. This bottle was disgorged at the beginning of 2007. Winston Churchill is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot playing the leading role. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023.
A bracing version, with loads of energy driving its apple, grapefruit and pastry flavors. Mineral and ginger notes enter the mix as this glides to a long finish. Drink now through 2022. 250 cases imported.