Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 134
POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2002 (2) WS 95 WA 95 JS 97
POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2004 (2 MAG., OC X 2) WS 94 WA 95+
  • POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2002 (2) WS 95 WA 95 JS 97
POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2004 (2 MAG., OC X 2) WS 94 WA 95+

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POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2002 (2)

Champagne.

Fabulous aromas of dried apple, cream, mango and ginger follow through to a full, dense palate, but it's very, very fine. The bead is so, so fine. The texture is like silk. Truly superb quality. I love the contrast between richness and freshness. It builds slow on the palate and finishes so long and rich. This was 10 years on the lees. Mostly pinot noir. So superlative to drink. This follows 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1995. March 2015 jamessuckling.com WS 95 WA 95 JS 97

POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2004 (2 mag., OC x 2)

Champagne.

An intense golden-yellow color dresses the Pol Roger prestige cuvée 2004 Sir Winston Churchill, which opens with a clear, deep, dense, ripe, fresh, pure and elegant bouquet of matured apples, apricots and lemon flavors along with exciting spicy flavors. Although this Brut is already more than 11-years-old, it is dew-fresh and still developing--slowly. This Champagne is highly complex and well structured on the palate, with grapefruit flavors; it is a full-bodied and intense, yet very firm, persistent, fresh and very elegant assemblage of unnamed Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. It reveals a very long and complex, powerful but stimulating finish, and obviously, an eternal youth. The finish is powerful and stringent, and reveals a great, great aging potential. The wine is somewhat restrained and too compact at the moment though, and should benefit from a longer bottle aging. March 2016 WS 94 WA 95+

2 bts. & 2 mags.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,356
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