Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV 750ml, 12%
Pol Roger is one of the few remaining great family-owned Champagne houses. An unrivalled reputation within the trade has been guaranteed by the consistent excellence of the wines: a tribute to the incredible diligence of the selection of the cuv?es directed by members of the Pol-Roger and de Billy families, in conjunction with the Pr?sident du Directoire, Patrice Noyelle, and the Chef des Caves, Dominique Petit. Brut R?serve is blended from 30 still base wines from different vineyards, different vintages and the three main grape varieties which dominate the champagne region: Pinot Noir contributes body, depth of character and life-extending tannins, Chardonnay provides the lightness, elegance and finesse and Pinot Meunier supplies youthful freshness, vigour and plump character. On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness.