2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #1235523 94 points James Suckling

 From a strong chardonnay vintage, this has a nicely layered savory nose that delivers a wealth of chalky lemon and peach fruits, grilled almonds and almost smoky minerals; really striking. The palate has the same layered, discreet complexity. Flavors of crisp lemon and white peach run smooth amid gently piercing, fine acidity. Terrific balance and depth here.  (7/2015)

94 points Wine & Spirits

 From the Côte des Blancs grands crus of Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger, aged in the deep cellars at Pol Roger (100 feet below street level), this opens to a fresh chardonnay clarity, buzzing with sun-on-limestone energy. Its ginger and cider-apple flavors feel nervy and bold, needing time in bottle to soften up and mellow.  (12/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Crisply fresh, this full-bodied wine has citrus fruitiness that is followed by hints of toast and honey that are just developing. Well balanced, it’s very textured while also fruity, and will develop well in bottle. Drink from 2017 for the more mature flavors to bring their own character to the wine.  (12/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A bright, citrusy version, fine and creamy in texture, with a subtle richness to the glazed apricot, black cherry, ground anise and pastry notes. Offers a well-cut, minerally finish. Drink now through 2028. 150 cases imported.  (11/2015)

91 points Vinous

 Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs offers striking intensity in its finely sculpted, chiseled personality. Candied lemon, hazelnut, dried pear and herbs are some of the signatures. This is an especially vinous Blanc de Blancs that at times is suggestive of the richness one sees in the Montagne de Reims, but all of the fruit is from five Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs - Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger.  (11/2015)

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