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2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs

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Full of stone fruit and citrusy goodness on the nose, along with attractive smells of jasmine and brioche. The palate is dry and fine with good lemony drive, a dairy-like mouthfeel, licks of toast, and a long, taut, lush finish. Go on, treat yourself!

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs is exclusively made from Chardonnays selected from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs : Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger. Produced in limited quantities, this Cuvée has been aged for 7 years in our cellars before being released onto the market.

The wine displays a pale yellow-gold colour with delicate green glints and a remarkable effervescence in the glass.

On the nose, the first notes are of pink grapefruit coupled with almond, imparting a delightful freshness and delicacy to the wine, which progressively yield to aromas of white flowers and apricot.

On the palate, the texture is invigoratingly fresh and zesty, typical of this outstanding vintage.

The wine is harmoniously well-balanced and full-bodied. Initially flavours of green apple and citrus fruit prevail, however these give way to creamy aromas of butter and meringue, contributing to an overall impression of outstanding complexity. The finish is characterised by an enchanting vivacity and long-lasting aromas.

Excellent as an aperitif, but has enough structure to accompany fish such as John Dory, turbot or monkfish.

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2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs

Expert Reviews

Mike Bennie (2008 Vintage) says
Ye olde faithful. Chardonnay 100% from grand crus in Cotes des Blancs. Sweet perfume shows ripe apple, brioche, caramel and cookie dough. Has an appeal albeit sweet. Creamy mousse with bright bubbles, green apple crunch, flecks of ginger biscuit, good length, mouthwatering citrussy finish. Great aperitif style, but will find further use! Has a lot of appeal.
2016 - 2030
Nick Stock (2000 Vintage) says
Disgorged roughly a year ago after 10 years of maturation on lees in the cellars, this wine has a complex nature with precise focus and purity. The chalky edge is strong and there s a bright chardonnay citrus and melon note, with lovely, gentle, haunting, toasty autolysis. The palate has terrific acidity and finely beaded texture, and some crisp acid drive that really lingers long through the finish. Superb Champagne, really striking, on point.
Good Wine Guide 2013
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
This utterly beautiful wine is made from 100% Grand Cru Cote des Blancs vineyards in Cramant, Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Oiry. First tasted in August, and again one month later, on each occasion it has been incredibly fresh, vibrant and long, the bouquet and palate presenting every facet of lemon possible, from lemon blossom to sorbet through to lemon butter and beyond, its acidity a sunbeam of crystalline purity.
James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2012 2012
Nick Stock (1999 Vintage) says
The combination of Pol's generous house style and the restraint of 100% chardonnay is a killer. Light toast, dried citrus zest, nuts and biscuits all smell delicious, and this also boasts nougat and honey-like aromas. There's a compelling edge to the palate, with chalky and citrusy chardonnay flavour and pristine lemon zest; handsome depth and drive, concentrated and fine.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Tyson Stelzer (1999 Vintage) says
After seven years on lees, the deep-set minerality and effortless persistence of grand cru C™te des Blancs fruit uncoils with clockwork precision, intricately suspended in a framework of glistening minerality.
Wine100 2011
WINESTATE (1999 Vintage) says
_So much texture!î enthused one judge. _Such lovely richness, complexity and long, lingering flavours.î Slightly smoky aromas and a balanced, brooding palate.
Winestate 2009
Nick Stock (1998 Vintage) says
The combination of Pol's generous house style and the restraint of 100% chardonnay is a killer. Light toast, dried citrus zest, nuts and biscuits all smell delicious. The proof is in the palate, pristine lemon zest, depth and drive, concentrated and stylishly fine.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (1998 Vintage) says
This Blanc de Blancs (made from 100% Chardonnay) is a scintillating beauty. Not cheap, but ever so classy, this is a smooth, long, ripe glass of wine, with oodles of charm and buckets of breeding. It will leave you and your lucky, chosen fellow drinkers gasping for air and reeling with joy. Our spies revealed that it’s currently being sold for anything between $80 and $125, so be sure to shop at the right place!
Taste Food and Wine Guide - 2007 2007

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