Champagne Pol Roger designed their Prestige Cuvée to honor Sir Winston Churchill, bearing in mind the attributes he valued in his champagne: sturdiness, a rich profile, and a measure of maturity. Pinot Noir takes the lead, delivering structure, depth, and strength, while Chardonnay adds a touch of grace, refinement, and delicacy. The grapes used are solely harvested from Grands Crus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards that existed during the time of Churchill. The Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is crafted exclusively during outstanding vintages and consistently makes its debut after the other vintage-specified Champagnes from Pol Roger, reflecting Churchill's fondness for more mature wines.
Tasting Note by Pol Roger:
The 21st vintage of the Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is an alluring mid-yellow-gold with a fine stream of bubbles, both characteristics of the length of time this wine has spent in the famously cool Pol Roger cellars. The nose opens with notes of spices and pepper. A good intensity of black fruit follows, showing the fine concentration and density of the wine. The complexity is obvious: a bouquet of dried fruit and hazelnut overlayed with notes of exotic fruits. The aromas are particularly open and impressive.
On the palate, candied fruit notes accompany hints of pastries, brioche and cocoa, broad and mouth-filling. Delightfully structured, the large proportion of Pinot Noir gives the roundness and gravity that one expects from this cuvée. Despite the wine’s relative youth, it is starting to show some smoky weight and good grip with broad, rich and long acidity. Full bodied and generous, the wine culminates with terrific length. Drink now or over the next 20 years.