POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CHAMPAGNE BRUT VINTAGE 2002

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$205.00
POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CHAMPAGNE BRUT VINTAGE 2002
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THE WORLD'S MOST ADMIRED CHAMPAGNE

Churchill is quoted as saying of Champagne Pol Roger "In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it!".
Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2002
“My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied with the best”, Sir Winston Churchill. The relationship between Champagne Pol Roger and Sir Winston Churchill dates back to a providential meeting at a luncheon given by the British Ambassador to France some months after the liberation of Paris at which was served the sumptuous 1928 vintage of Pol Roger. Attending the lunch was the beautiful Odette Pol-Roger as well as the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, with whom she struck up an instant rapport. A friendship was born which continued until Churchill’s death, creating links between the Pol-Roger and Churchill families which are still as strong to this day.
The pressures of his post sadly prevented Churchill ever paying a visit to 44 Avenue de Champagne, the home of Champagne Pol Roger, but he nonetheless proclaimed it “the most drinkable address in the world”. As recompense for breaking his promise to visit he sent Odette a copy of his Memoirs inscribed “Cuvée de Réserve, mise en bouteille au Château de Chartwell”. He even named one of his racehorses “Pol Roger” and the filly strode to victory at Kempton Park in 1953, Coronation Year.
THE “CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL” Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill in 1975, mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne: robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet with the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated. Pinot Noir predominates, providing structure, breadth and robustness whilst Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse and subtlety. Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill’s lifetime, “Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill” is only made in the very best vintages and is always released later than the other vintage dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill’s appreciation for older wines. Pol Roger has an unrivaled reputation for its Vintage Champagnes; produced only in the best years and from the best vineyards. The 2002 promises to be one of the great Pol Roger Vintages.
Commenting on the latest release, Dominique Petit, Cellar Master said: “Making Churchill is relatively easy; one takes the best grapes from the best Grand Cru vineyards in the best years.
“Pol Roger is the 'gentlemen's' Champagne,” as Jean-Paul Kauffman wrote in 'Voyage en Champagne". It is not surprising, therefore, that Winston Churchill, and even the British royal family should have made it their favorite over the years. This refinement reflects a whole lifestyle. It is also a source of infinite pleasure. Pol Roger Champagne has a soul, created by the union of a family's spirit and the character of a vineyard.” -SELLING FOR OVER $300 IN THE USA- 94 points Wine Spectator Sept 2015