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Pol Roger Extra Cuvée Brut Réserve White Foil NV

Winemaker's Notes:

Full-flavored yet crisp and delicate. Nicely doughy on the nose with distinctive mature toasty and nutty flavors. Harmonious Brut with lovely balance and a great lingering finish. 92 pts Wine Spectator

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Pol Roger:
Pol Roger made his first sale of wine in January 1849. Family circumstances forced him to set a business. As early as 1855. Pol began to favour a production od Brut Campagne.

Editorial Reviews for Pol Roger Extra Cuvée Brut Réserve White Foil

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,752
4.50 5
12/19/2012

Complex on the nose with layers of blanched and raw nuts, white mushroom, grass, pineapple, lime and almond nougat with a hint of flintiness. A little sweet one entry, this is rich and creamy with a lovely lushness to it and early apricot fruit. The acidity pops on the back end, bringing the pineapple and lemon fruit flavors to the fore. The finish is subtle and long, spicy with a tangy minerality. I like this very much. 92pts


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Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
4.50 5
09/14/2009

This has to be one of the nicest most refreshing NV Champagne's I've had. The particluar bottle drank had been ageing in the sideboard for almost 2 years so it hasn't come straight off the supermarket shelf but the flavour is pretty loud, full of life. Pretty amber in colour, the chardonnay is fairly obvious here (the tropical fruit flavour comes to the front before the biscuit/brioche takes over) and bubbles aplenty. Really nice.


Snooth User: innA
3515675
4.50 5
01/23/2008

Has everything I usually want in a Champagne - nice amount of sweetness and zest. Perfectly balanced flavours.


Snooth User: rw115
4429956
3.50 5
03/10/2008

Have never been a big champagne drinker except on special occasions. Thought this paired nicely with the oysters we devoured. A little sweet but not overwhelming.


Snooth User: mattharrowven
18169713
0.00 5
05/17/2009

The best soft, and easy flowing champange ever.


Snooth User: angela frances
22924510
5.00 5
08/05/2009

always my favorite


Snooth User: davidau
31793810
0.50 5
01/24/2010

Really lets get serious you would have to be a nut to rate this over 2, its just rubbish. Its like most of the snob value champagnes full of acid and bad flavours. I wouldnt pay for this, not even $5 its just not a level I would lower myself to just for the sake of saying look at me. gorgeous flavors I had to laugh when someone wote gorgeous flavors, only if you think dog spit sounds gorgeous.

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  • Snooth User: LC1
    8429762
    3.00 5
    05/20/2011

    The "white foil". Really let's get serious. You would have to be a nut to rate this over 3 (I rated this a 3 partly because I liked the white foil). The acidity is a bit too overwhelming. I can't believe the royal wedding chose this exact champagne (as the news said after the wedding). They should really have chosen a nice vintage of Dom Perignon (as the news said before the wedding). Medium gold colour with a very fine bead; relatively firmly structured; flowery, sophisticated toasty aromas with plenty of spice and hints gooseberry and sour green apple (acidity is a bit too overwhelming); just enough sweetness to add some charm and a long and flavourful finish.


    External Reviews for Pol Roger Extra Cuvée Brut Réserve White Foil

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    02/02/2012

    Rich notes of pear pastry, toasted almond, smoke and honey are well-meshed with and balanced by fresh notes of lemon peel, quince and grated ginger, all knit with the finely tuned acidity and creamy mousse. Drink now through 2017.


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    "Aromas of pear


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    11/25/2009

    WS: 92 Points


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    09/27/2011

    This has mouthwatering flavors of white melon and daikon. It's a bit reduced at first, with racy acidity for sashimi.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    04/24/2013

    Composed of equal portions of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from at least two vintages, often three or four. For added complexity 30 to 35 vineyard origins are selected to which 25–30% older reserve wine is added. Disgorges when the youngest component has aged 3 years.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    03/26/2013

    The NV Brut Extra Cuvée de Réserve is a pleasing mid-weight effort. The wine shows attractive floral aromas and focused fruit, with excellent poise and balance. The Brut Extra Cuvée de Réserve is equal parts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    02/14/2013

    Composed of equal portions of Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from at least two vintages often three or four. For added complexity 30 to 35 vineyard origins are selected to which 25–30% older reserve wine is added. Disgorges when the youngest component has aged 3 years.


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    Tasting Notes:

    The guiding principles of blending are the achievement of harmony and consistency. The "White Foil" blend is traditionally composed from around 30 still base wines, drawn from different vineyard sites, grape varieties and vintage years. The blend contains approximately one third each of the classic grape varieties of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay

    Full-flavored yet crisp and delicate. Nicely doughy on the nose with distinctive mature toasty and nutty flavors. Harmonious Brut with lovely balance and a great lingering finish. 92 pts Wine Spectator

    Wine Specs:

    Sugar: 12 grams per liter

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