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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    The Season’s Best NV Champagne Releases (Jan 2015), 1/1/2014, (See more on Vinous...)

    (NV Pol Roger Extra Cuvée De Réserve Reserve Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2010), (See more on Vinous...)

    (NV Pol Roger Brut Extra Cuvee De Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
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    (NV Pol Roger Brut Extra Cuvee De Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve) Light lemon yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; autolytic, hazelnut, almond, tart pear, apple pie filling nose; tasty, poised, autolytic, hazelnut, tart pear, mineral, saline palate; medium-plus finish (1/3 each Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay; also labeled "Pure") 92+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/28/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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, (See more on Winedoctor...) 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.

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