Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2008 is golden amber in the glass with bracing, fine poised bubbles. The nose it open and inviting with a bouquet if waxy citrus fruits, nuts, white flowers and bready, honeyed undertones. The palate is luxurious and everything you’d come to expect; rich and complex, whilst retaining freshness and a crisp acid backbone. The finish is long and sensual. Undoubtedly one to cellar ready for that special occasion.
“One of the great Champagnes both for its richness and its longevity, this latest incarnation is superb. The wine’s richness is linked to the ripe fruit and the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend. It also shines in the perfect balance between the texture, the minerality and the integration of the fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but it will be better from 2020 and then for many years to come.” 100/100 – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast 2018
“Sourced in grand cru vineyards and blending Pinot Noir with Chardonnay, Pol Roger’s 2008 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill displays an intense straw-yellow/white-golden color and opens with a beautifully deep, fresh, concentrated and beautifully aromatic bouquet of perfectly ripe tropical fruits, refreshing lemons, very fine vanilla and brioche aromas. The attack on the palate is fresh and finessed, and in the following seconds, the 2008 reveals great airiness, precision, purity and intensity with a firm, persistent structure in the long, refreshing, perfectly balanced and mouthwateringly salty finish. The 2008 Winston Churchill is a highly complex yet focused and vitalizing prestige cuvée of great, great finesse, chalky expression and exciting elegance. It already drinks great but also indicates immense aging potential. It’s most likely one of the finest of this century and one of the greatest Churchills of modern times.” 96/100 – Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate 2020