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A Limited Time Price on Pol Roger - A Classic Bubbly for the Ages - 12/08/2017 - Champagne

Pol Roger makes a classic bottle of Champagne. Long one of our go-to Champagne Houses, the wines of Pol Roger are beautifully well made, infinitely approachable, and always with a classy approach. Hence, when we were offered a one time buy that enabled us to knock the price down to $39.99, we picked up as many bottles as our distributor would allow. Of course, as these deals go, after we sell through our allotment the price is likely to climb. Champagne from big names houses like Pol Roger almost never come in under the $40 mark, making this a particularly smart buy. As the notes below will attest, the “Extra Cuvée de Réserve” is a multi-layered affair with pronounced flavors of berries, red fruit, citrus, vanilla, and fresh brioche. In other words, it’s exactly what a bottle of bubbly should be. Given that this is a one time price, it won’t be long before our allocation disappears. Perfect for the holidays and beyond, this is a perfect opportunity to stock-up on a delightful bottle of true Champagne at a fantastic price.

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Pol Roger "White Foil - Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne ($39.99)

92 points James Suckling: "A complex, reliable Champagne that would show well in all occasions thanks to its freshness and class. Drawing on all three grapes (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier), this has a complex grilled-nut and autolysis character overlayed across red berries and citrus fruits. Definitely a lot of reserve wine character here. The palate delivers lemons, grapefruit, peaches and mangoes in a refreshingly pure, fleshy style. The bright acidity, handy balance and tannins smoothly frame the finish. Drink now." (10/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger NV Réserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like pears and apples, but also quince-confiture and yellow stone fruits, such as apricots and peaches intermixed with vanilla, brioche (pain aux raisins), some nutty flavors and also some white floral notes. On the palate, this medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is delicate, pure and very elegant. The mousse is deliciously fine and leads this charming and perfectly balanced fizz to a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and slightly mineral, impressively long finish. This is extremely well done Champagne from equal parts of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay sourced in 30 different crus. This Réserve includes 25% of reserve wines and was dosed with nine grams per liter. (SR)" (01/2016)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "A great disgorgement of Pol Rogers basic Brut, a blend that includes 25 percent reserve wines, this is a gracious, red-fruited Champagne. Though the wines go through malolactic, this emphasizes freshness, with a tingle of ginger and mineral acidity lifting the flavors in the finish." (12/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2020 (AN)" (10/2016)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "With some bottle age, this nonvintage wine is beautifully integrated. Crispness accompanies a rounder, riper character, with green plum and lemon flavors cut by sliced apple and acidity. The blend brings together the three Champagne grapes in equal measure and reflects that in its well-balanced aftertaste. (RV)" (12/2015)

90 points Vinous: "Pale yellow. Toasty melon and white peach on the nose, with orange zest and dusty minerals emerging with air. Lively, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors show good palate-coating intensity without any excess weight. The clinging finish displays a subtle floral quality and repeating orange and melon notes. (JR)" (01/2015)

Staff ImageScott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 30, 2017

This little beauty has a base wine that is at least three years old and vintage reserve stock that is generally 8-10 years old. It has a creamy nose of ripe, yellow fruits and lemon meringue. Initially, rich on the palate, with golden apple, honeycomb and nectarine flavors. A nice, lingering finish that is clean and oak free. It spends 48 months on the lees and is composed of 1/3 each of the three primary Champagne varietals. Just lovely!

Staff ImageDiana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 29, 2017

An exceptional, value-priced offering from a house with clout, White Foil is subtly smoky and weightlessly creamy, with rich apple fruit balanced by enough acid to maintain focus through to the snappy but long finish. Pol Roger is the Champagne of royalty, and the care that goes into this cuvée is apparent. Aged 48 months on the lees and based on key spectacular vintages, this shows hints of toastiness, despite seeing no oak, and like all Pol Roger releases is still hand-riddled. This is one of our most requested Champagnes in Hollywood, and for good reason.

Staff ImageAlex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 29, 2017

Pol Roger, long the favorite Champagne House of the Royal Family of Great Britain, takes special steps towards exceptional quality in their Brut Reserve. The nonvintage cuvée is an equal blend of the three allowed varieties, which are double cold-settled and slow fermented in the particularly cold cellar (9°C) entirely in stainless steel. The result is incredibly pure fruit flavors of lemon citrus, apples and stone fruit with a generous, creamy texture from the 9g/L dosage and extended lees aging, during which each bottle is hand-riddled. Considering the process, this is and always has been a great value in bubbles.

Staff ImageGary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 28, 2017

A classic for a reason. The cellars of Pol Roger are the deepest and coldest in Epernay, reaching over 110 feet into the chalk, and here every bottle is still hand riddled. This toasty, well balanced grand marque is composed of about 1/3 each Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier. It is treated to four years of ageing on the lees and has 25% reserve wines in the blend. It makes a lovely aperitif, and is supremely well balanced. If you haven't had this lately, it is a must try!