pol roger, sir winston churchill 1999
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
92

1999 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.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 1999 Brut Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, from magnum, is wonderfully rich and expansive, proving yet again just how well suited the big bottle is to Champagne. Smoke, peaches, mint and flowers are just some of the nuances that flow from this textured kaleidoscopic Champagne. The wine continues to gain focus and breadth through to the enticing, brilliant finish. Disgorged July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.

WINE SPECTATOR
92

Wine Spectator

Hints of nut and honey underscore flavors of lemon meringue, citrus peel, smoke and toast in this vivacious Champagne, which is driven by firm acidity, leading to a lingering, spicy finish. Drink now through 2020.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
96

Wine Enthusiast

*Cellar Selection* With its richness and great density of flavor, this is always a great Champagne. This 1999 is rounder than some vintages, less mineral, while still retaining the balance between white fruit and toast. It is still young, still tightly textured and ageworthy over several years.