I call Pol Roger the Audrey Hepburn of champagnes… because their champagnes are just so elegant, graceful, refined, and beautiful.
What strikes me most about Pol Roger champagnes is a cream-iness that I don’t get so strongly from other champagnes. Depending on the style of champs, it might be apples and cream (for the blanc de blancs), peaches and cream (for the Winston), or strawberries and cream for the rosés.
What I think makes Pol Roger champagnes special
- Pol Roger only produces a vintage rosé…. this commitment and focus on the vintage makes each vintage a little more special and luxurious.
- Pol Roger is the only house to still remuage (riddle or turn) every bottle by hand… and I like the think that intimate level a care permeates into the wine, making it a little more special.
- It was served at the royal wedding of Kate and Wills AND Harry and Meghan… do I have to say any more?
Kate and Wills and Harry and Meghan may have had the Brut NV served on their wedding day, but I reckon they probably saved an aged rose for a private toast on their honeymoon. Here’s why…
Pol Roger Rosé 2006
My first time with the 2006 vintage Rosé 2006 at the house of Pol Roger in Epernay in June 2015 (see my ‘happy face’ in pic below). I had it again in October 2016 when it was served at a Pol Roger dinner in Brisbane (menu pictured also) where it was served alongside the 2008 vintage rosé, which showed just how far the ’06 wine had developed in 16 months.
Drinking the ’06 a little later on, it was more full-bodied, with the richness of strawberries and vanilla cream coming through, and a hint of honeyed spice which is common in older wines. The ’08 was more subtle, still delicate and fresh with more of a citrus hint.
The ’06 for drinking now (IF you can get your hands on it!) is very sexy, seductive, and full of flavour… something to pull out for a very special (and romantic) occasion, paired with something silky (and I’m not talking about food!) as the ultimate room service accompaniment! But keep it classy ladies, it’s Pol Roger, after all!
The Pol Roger Rosé Vintage 06 blend is 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay with 15% still red wine and aged seven years before being released from the cellars (more than twice the minimum ageing period of three years).
As always I want to know what you think… so if your tasting it, post a pic and tag @bubbleandflute
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