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White - Sparkling

1996 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 171

  • Boone's Farm Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 31, 2021 - Initially bitter. Mineral driven. Over about an hour it opened with a core sweetness that wasn't initially there with honeyed brioche and green apple flavors. Nice champagne . Not complete. Not great.

  • sh6k Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 23, 2021 - Starting to show its age -- mushrooms and sherry. But well integrated with the red fruits and strong acid line and nutty notes to give it a rich savory thing. Long finish. Fleeting hints of green apple. Good stuff, but drink it now.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 95 points

    December 17, 2021 - Holiday Champagne Dinner (Park Ridge Country Club): In 95/96/02 vertical. Second of two 1996s, this was intense and vibrant, with great richness showing some berry, both tart and sweet apple, along with a baked note that made me think of a great apple rhubarb pie with a complex pie dough. Great right now.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: flawed

    December 17, 2021 - Holiday Champagne Dinner (Park Ridge Country Club): In 95/96/02 vertical. First of two 1996s, this was shrill and lacking fruit.

  • KenK Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 17, 2021 - One of two bottles opened this evening from 2 different cellars. One was earhty dry and oily, devoid of fruit and not giving much pleasure, the second bottle was wonderful. The better bottle was rich dense and full of intense delcious flavors. Great frame and plenty of life. Rating reflects the better bottle.

    This was opened for the annual Champagne Gala and was my wine of this night over dozens of other top shelf tête de Cuvées. Thanks to Dennis for the better bottle.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/23/2019 (link)

    (Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/29/2017 (link)

    (Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/29/2016 (link)

    (Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée Brut Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    1996 Champagne – For The Ages (Oct 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

    (Pol Roger Brut Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Happy New Year 2012 - Juhlin Takes New York, 1/11/2012

    (Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill (mag)) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    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

    (Pol Roger “Cuvée Winston Churchill” (served from magnum)) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    January 2009, Issue #1, The Top 50 Champagnes of 1996

    (Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 1996 Champagnes Revisited (Jan 2009) (link)

    (Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    New Year's Eve 2008, 12/31/2008

    (Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2008, Issue #15, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    New Year's Eve 2007, 1/2/2008

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i-WineReview.com

  • Report 9: Champagne, 12/1/2007 (link)

    (Roger, Pol Brut Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Epernay) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

    (Pol Roger Champagne Cuvee Winston Churchill) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/10/2006 (link)

    (Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2009 (link) 96 points

    (Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill) Light golden yellow color; nice yeasty, breakfast croissant and light peach nose; tasty, focused, elegant, tart peach, bright citrus, quince and mineral palate; long finish 96+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Pol Roger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 089744319968, 3260923019962

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 53 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,959 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,055 (34%)

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