Pol Roger "White Foil--Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne

SKU #100080 91 points Wine Spectator

 Rich notes of pear pastry, toasted almond, smoke and honey are well-meshed with and balanced by fresh notes of lemon peel, quince and grated ginger, all knit with the finely tuned acidity and creamy mousse.  (12/ 2011)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 With its extra touch of richness and a feeling of maturity, this remains a benchmark nonvintage Champagne. It has flavors of ripe white fruits, balancing acidity with just a touch of final softness.  (12/ 2011)

Jancis Robinson

 33% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Meunier, The Brut Réserve blend is traditionally composed from around 30 still base wines, from different vineyard sites. The base wine for this blend is from 2008 with reserve wine from 2007 and 2006. Clarification of the must was at 8°C. The second fermentation took place in cellars beneath Épernay at 9°C. All hand-riddled, the youngest component will have a minimum age of 3 years. Winemakers Pol Roger family members and Cellar Master Dominique Petit. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. TA 6.9 g/l, pH 3.15, RS 9.65 g/l, Dosage 9.0 g/l. DWWA 2013 Gold Medal. Delicious biscuit and autumn fruit character -- seems a bit sweeter than in the past? Developing, oxidative notes on the nose, but nothing worrying. Exemplary stuff. 17/20 points.  (2/ 2010)

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By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/11/2011  | Send Email
One of my new favorite finds at K&L! This is a gorgeous Champagne. Lots of focus and elegance showing from start to finish. Just slightly toasty, this Brut is full of integrated acid and fresh minerality that will have your taste buds tingling and salivating for more! An amazing value for under $40 as well! Stock up for the holidays before its gone!

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Other White Wines

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France

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- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.