Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV

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Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV

Producer: Pol Roger

Last updated: March 9th, 2018

Quick Summary

One of my favourite NV’s and always an affordable crowd-pleaser. A softer buttery, rich Champagne with depth and length without being watery or unapproachable for the first time Champagne drinker.

What to expect?

The colour of Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV

A solid golden yellow colour

The smell and aroma of Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV

Fresh fruit, lemonade and the unmistakable smell of freshly baked apricot glazed danishes.

The typical price of Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV in Australia

Cheap
RRP$ 70
Expensive

What Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV tastes like

Acidity
Smooth rich and luscious
70%
Smooth
Subtle
While there's light fruit notes on top, expect more of a yeasty buttery fullness to the taste
70%
Full
Brevity
Generous amounts of reserve wine and layers of flavour give this NV decent depth
65%
Length
Savoury
The soft creamy taste heightens the sense of sweetness although it's still only 9g/L
60%
Sweet
Fruitness
While there is some great citrus apple fruit at the start, I'd say the buttery danish notes are more dominant
65%
Biscuittyness
Earth
A soft, almost saline mouth-feel is characteristic of grapes sourced from more chalky soils
60%
Limestone / chalk

Technical Details

Importer -
Negociants
House -
Pol Roger
Base Year -
2008 or 2009 with around 25% of reserve wines
Cork -
Natural Cork
Oak -
No oak - Stainless Steel only
Alcohol -
12.5
Fermentation -
Malolactic
Dosage -
9g/L
Grapes (Cepage) -
An approximate even split between Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
Vineyards -
From about 30 different crus including Montagne de Reims, Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Ambonnay, Mardeuil, Louvois, Epernay, Côte des Blancs villages of Cuis, Oiry, Oger, Vertus, Moussy, Chouilly, Vallée d’Epernay villages of Vincelles, Venteuil, Troissy, Damery, Vandières, Brugny, Chavot, Monthelon and Pierry. and extra from growers in Marne, Chouilly and Epernay.
Aged on Lees -
3 to 4.5 years

Where you can buy Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV in Australia

Widely distributed and available at most liquor stores. It’s one of Australia’s most popular Champagnes after all.

This family run house is famous for its popularity in England but remains distinctly French and very aware of its history. When Krug was purchased by LVMH in 1999, Pol Roger snapped up Dominique Petit who has helped spur production upgrades and an increased focus on quality.

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