Pol Roger Champagne ‘Blanc de Blancs’ 1999

Sparkling Wine from France - Champagne
Review Date : 29-Nov-2011
100% Chardonnay from grand cru sites in the Cote de Blancs, with full MLF and aging for 9 years before release. Dosage of 10.5 g/L. The 1999 growing season was warm with vigorous growth, and some rain events around harvest. Bright, pale straw-yellow, pale on rim, with a persistent bead. This has an intense nose of complex toasty, secondary development aromatics with integrated honey, and ripe citrus elements. Some tasters saw sulphide elements. The nose has great intensity. Dry to taste, complex flavours of toast, hints of yeast extract and dark citrus fruits form a driven core and linear palate. Crisp, racy acidity underlines the flavours initially, tending dry towards the back palate. This is showing bottle-age characters and complexity, and is now moving past expressions of freshness and brightness. 17.5/20 Nov 2011

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