Pol Roger Champagne ‘Brut Reserve’ NV

Sparkling Wine from France - Champagne
Review Date : 29-Nov-2011
Known widely as the ‘White Foil', this is an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier using around 30 base wines from up to four vintages, with 20-30% reserve wine. The dosage is around 12 g/L. Full, straw-yellow in colour with a pale rim and fine, persistent bubble, this has a very refined, tight and very fresh bouquet of citrus fruits and white florals, backed by very subtle bready autolysis notes. The autolysis is quite ethereal, and is very delicate and lacy. Dry to taste on attack, the palate is fine, subtle and has a steeliness and minerally aspect. Light bready, yeasty flavours are interwoven with stonefruits and apples, and the textures dancing and refined. The dosage appears on the finish and brisk acidity softens to reveal some richness. This is from a very fresh shipment, and is beautiful for it. This should develop more toasty complexities over the next 2+ years. 18.5-/20 Nov 2011

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