White - Sparkling

1998 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 108

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    October 13, 2017 - Served from mag. Brioche, lemon, very easy to drink and yet there's a backbone to it. For some reason was really in the mood for bubbles this night and found myself coming back to this again and again.

  • Rupert wrote:

    July 27, 2017 - A big disappointment - seemed way too old - lots of toast, but the fruit all faded apples.

  • SimonG wrote: (94 points)

    June 30, 2017 - Burgundy WIMPS, Le Figaro table (La Trompette, London): Magnum. Nicely fresh. Rounded with a clean line. Finishes well. Very good. Still on great form at the end of the meal. Really good. ****1/2

  • Rupert wrote:

    January 5, 2017 - Placeholder

  • David J Cooper wrote: (91 points)

    April 9, 2016 - Light grey/yellow, fading mousse. Very nice blend of apple, caramel and stone. Developed but still some fresh fruit. Apple and apricot flavours and a slightly sweet finish.

    In very good condition.

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/5/2015 (link)

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  • By Alex Hunt, MW
    6/6/2012 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2011, Issue #31 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2011 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2010, Issue #30 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/17/2009 (link)

    (Pol Roger Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    April 2009, Issue #2, Champagne Tasting Notes and Reviews

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/24/2006 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/25/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Pol Roger Brut) This wine has a shimmering lemon-gold hue, and a plentiful and quite fine bead. there follows a nose that is at first quite rich, showing aromas of roasted honey, caramel and brazil nuts, but with a little time it seems finer and lifted, with more lemony fruit. Quite a rich and open style on the palate too, although it starts off rather awkward and full-on. But with a little time it shows a very composed nature, elegant and bright, although with a creamy, caramel-tinged finish. It has a rather backwards feel to it at the end, but there is plenty of pleasure here all the same, and surely some potential for the cellar yet. Very good indeed.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Pol Roger Brut) This wine has a great bead, very lively, and there is plenty of it. It is seemingly quite well matured already on the nose, the initial yeastiness has gone, and it now seems warm and welcomely nutty. This is followed up by a seductive palate which has an underlying firmness rather than being totally soft. It has good finesse, and some grip towards finish. There is lots of substance here although it always keeps its rounded, creamy, textured harmony. A very complete wine right through to finish, this is delicious and has shown really very good development. Ready now.

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Pol Roger Brut) This is the first of the bottles from my cellar, and it is instructive to see how the wine fares tasted in a relaxed environment, with time for reflection and contemplation, as opposed to the bustling annual Champagne tasting. It has also, of course, almost another year under its belt since I last tasted it. Today it has a pale straw hue, and a moderately fat bead. The nose is immediately seductive, showing the nutty and slightly yeasty-bready elements of youth, but with a plump honey-tinged richness. But there is a freshness too. On the palate is does indeed start off soft and seductive, before tightening up a little in the midpalate, but never really withdrawing. It has a toothsome, rounded mouthfeel and a crisp, leafy definition towards the finish. Great acidity and a prickling mousse, which both combine very nicely with the plump nature, which builds to a more creamy style, to give a very complete package. This has come on very nicely since my tasting in March 2007. It finishes well, has more mineral character than before, and plenty of interest and potential, upon which you can reflect as the flavours linger on the tongue. Very good indeed, and a score that continues to creep upwards.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2007 (link) 91 points

    (Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut) Tasty, focused; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 17+ points

    (Pol Roger Brut) Unlike last year when it was open and charming, today this wine seems quite closed down. But there are some primary aromas here, lemon freshness and even a little touch of honey. And some exotic fruits. A very composed palate, with good substance, acidity and a fresh mousse. But it is very tight today, and clearly needs a few more years yet (so I will leave those in my cellar untouched).

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2006 (link) 16.5+ points

    (Pol Roger Brut) There is evident finesse here, with nuances of nutty, honeyed, oiled oak all presented in a gentle fashion. There is fine structure on the palate, with correct acidity and a gentle, creamy mousse. It still displays rather simple primary flavours. Has a perfumed character. Just too youthful at present - this will come good with time in the cellar, 3-4 years at least.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Pol Roger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Vintage Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 089744142450, 3260923016986

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 541 (37%)
  • Consumed 909 (63%)

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