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N.V. Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve

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Community Tasting Notes 502

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 18, 2014 - Blind ChAMpagne tasting of 4 bottles DE Sousa Le Mesnil 2005 (93p.) Egly-Ouriet GC VV Les Crayeres (93), Pol Roger NV Brut (92), Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs (90).

    Great bottle, citrus, nuts, long and complex finish, I guessed as a vintage, elegant, a great NV, for me drinkable over the next 5 years

  • yofog wrote: (91 points)

    September 14, 2014 - New release, and from magnum, this is much more impressive than my last encounter. Rich and yeasty with great focus and a really fine core of mineral yellow meaty savory fruit and killer length. A NV to lay down.

  • Ramberg wrote: (90 points)

    September 5, 2014 - Have had this bottle for about two years in the cellar since purchase, and it has improved and somewhat taken on a more complex costume.
    Nose expresses apples, red and yellow in a fine mix (more than when consumed earlier, when green apples tend to be the more dominant), some coffee, roasted nuts, nougat, brioche, some hints of floral perfume present.
    Fine palate with yellow apples, nice citrus fruits, creamy and long, with fine acidity and a long and rather complex finish.
    The Pol Roger Brut never fails to satisfy.
    This bottle was even richer and more expressive than normally, due to a few years in the cellar.

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  • dpolivy wrote: (91 points)

    August 31, 2014 - Light lemon, citrus, and minerals on the nose. Zesty, lean body with more lemon, minerals and nice acidity. Quite dry on the finish.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (90 points)

    August 29, 2014 - A private dinner (Restaurant Aan de Poel **, Amstelveen, NL): No detailed note as we were having dinner with friends. Red apple noted in particular this time. The complete and classical style of this Champagne never fails to impress.

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    November 2013, Issue #17, Champagne Tasting Notes

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    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Good Looks at Vintages 2002, 2004 and 2005 And a Plethora of Superb Non-Vintage Bottlings

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    December 2009 (link)

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    November 2009, Issue #4, Tasting Notes/Wine Reviews

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    October 2009, Issue #36 (link)

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    November 2008 (link)

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    November 2007 (link)

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    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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    November/December 2006, Issue #129 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013 (link) 91 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; yeasty, tart pear, apple nose; tasty, poised, tart pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/14/2012 (link) 91 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color with lots of tiny bubbles initially; appealing, tart peach, yeasty, tart pear nose; tart peach, mineral, quince, lime palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/1/2012 (link) 92 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light lemon yellow color; yeasty, baked lemon, mineral nose; tasty, yeasty, mineral, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish (a good buy at under $40)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; focused, tart pear nose; tart pear, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish (not as good as last year's version)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Current release. As with the Pure Brut Nature served alongside, this is as usual a blend of approximately one-third each of the three main varieties. This has much more meat to it compared to the non-vintage 'Pure' cuvée, showing subtle elements of apple and biscuit; the Pinot Noir in this blend seems to be rather more expressive. And there is greater breadth to it on the palate as well, this certainly being the benefit of a sensitive dosage. It shows a fuller mousse and a more developed and integrated substance. Polished, still rather reserved but this is certainly accessible. As is often the case, an attractive wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 91 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; tart apple, mineral nose; tart apple, nectarine palate; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) 17+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) The base vintage here is 2005, the blend the usual one-third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, and the dosage 10 g/l. A very pale hue in the glass, fresh and crisp and feminine in style, followed by a rather rich and fleshy style on the palate. Quite accessible at present, more so than expected from that crispy-fruit nose, with a broad and fresh presence of fruit here, highlighted by a beautiful floral character. Very fine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/28/2010 (link) 92 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; delicate apple, light peach, honey nose; tasty, delicate, lemon, citrus, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 17 points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) A fresh and fairly pale hue even now, this being my last half bottle from this particular purchase, made in July 2007. The nose has developed in a quite glorious fashion, and now shows some fine honeyed brioche and crunchy, sweet, honey-roasted cashew nut. Delightful palate, fine mousse, very delicate and precisely defined, with deliciously maturing flavours. Fresh, with substance, and a little length, these have been great and very serviceable bottles.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009 (link) 89 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; apple, lime nose; lime, green apple palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/18/2009 (link) 91 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light bright yellow color; light citrus, mineral, fresh apple nose; tight, creamy textured, tart apple, citrus, mineral palate; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2009 (link) 17+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Purchased July 2007. Another half bottle from my two cases purchased in Calais. A fairly rich hue, and a fine bead rising from the very centre of the glass. The nose is showing delightful maturity, with little nuances of praline, honey and toffee-coffee aromas. The palate has a fresh mousse, dry and finely poised, with a honey-praline character. A very nice wine, with a good characterful finish and even a little length.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2009 (link) 91 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; light fresh citrus nose; tart citrus, mineral, lime and tart peach palate with bright, tangy acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2008 (link) 17+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Purchased July 2007. I have worked my way through nearly a dozen of these half bottles, and hardly written a note. Another two halves drunk in the last week has prompted me to do so. This wine has a totally correct appearance, and a very fine bead. There follows an enticing and joyous nose, initially lemony and then richer, with praline maturity. A delicious palate, fleshy and broad, but bright, fresh and balanced. There is plenty of flavour here, and a lovely sappy, organic finish. Fine, complete and really very stylish, this is now drinking very nicely.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2008 (link) 17+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Current release. A sulphurous nose, although it does not obscure the rich white and golden fruits that also reside here, and the traces of honey and nut beneath. A fine style on the palate, there is structure and definition and a fine composition. An elegant style, this is impressive stuff, nicely balancing a slight fruit sweetness and good acidity.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/2/2008 (link)

    (NV Pol Roger Brut) Reminded me of Chablis with bubbles. There was a nice green apple skin quality and pretty dense bubbles and might have lacked a touch of refinement. I have found that to be a problem in 98's - - - lack of refinement.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2007 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Purchased Summer 2007. From a half bottle. In the glass, it has a pale, straw coloured hue, with a sparse but moderately fat bead which corresponds with the wine's youthfulness. The nose is similarly adolescent, showing a little bready-yeasty character, but also with the characteristics of Pinot Noir which in a young wine gives, as it does here, lots of fresh apples and notes of biscuit. The palate has a good style, a gentle and creamy nature, still a little angular and foamy in character though, but one has to remember that this wine has only just been released. It is attractive, flavoursome, but a touch forceful and obvious, and the profile is very youthful like that found on the nose. It rounds off with a nice, appealingly bitter finish. Here is a wine that is entertaining to drink now, and serves its purpose as a refreshing agent and a lifter of spirits well, but it will undoubtedly benefit from a year or two in the cellar, and I will certainly enjoy watching how it develops over that time period. During that time I would expect the Pinot characteristics to change and mature to a deeper, more meaty character, and while it retains its aromatics it should be fine.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Current release. Rather reserved, withdrawn, just a little nutty. Served incredibly cold which makes assessment difficult. I left it to warm in the glass. The mousse is good and taut. Refined style, full and creamy. Really well composed, with a little finesse showing on the palate. Delicious.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Paris a la Mode with Dr. Desai, 9/19/2005 90 points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut) was delicious, a great non-vintage champagne with a lot of sweet fruit and flavor to go with its lovely delicacy and balance. The same cannot be said for all non-vintage bubblies

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link) 15.5+ points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Finesse here. Light bready notes, with white fruits. A light bead. Quite sharp acidity, firm and persistent mousse, and a somewhat angular finish. I think this just needs a year or so in the cellar.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2004 (link) 16 points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Restaurant stock. A lovely fresh nose. Very typical style on the palate, a blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Rich, flavoursome, but with a trace of elegance; lovely balance. Very good.

  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2004 (link) 16 points

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve) Restaurant stock. Pol Roger NV is a blend of roughly equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Good bead. Fresh, yeasty-toasty nose. Good yeasty palate, balanced acidity. Typical Pol Roger class.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Pol Roger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Réserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 87 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3895 (47%)
  • Consumed 4385 (52%)

Food Pairing

Aperitif, Caviar, fisk, picnic salad and cakes, Shota Sushi, skalldyr

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  83 votes