2006 Pol Roger Vintage Brut Champagne

SKU #1244672 95 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Cellar Selection* It is the balance that stars with this wine. The fruit, acidity and mineral texture are held together in maturing harmony. Still young, the wine is still in the fruity spectrum and yet is very ready to drink now. The acidity and the link between the soft dosage and freshness are all in place. Drink now and until 2026. (RV)  (12/2015)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Sourced in 20 Premier and Grand Crus of the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, the 2006 Vintage Brut is a cuvée of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that was aged for nine years in the 33 meters deep cellar in Epernay. The deep golden-colored wine offers a deep and vinous, very clear and elegant nose of sweet cherries, stewed and baked apples, ripe stone fruits, cinnamon, chalk, brioche, sweet paprika, orangeade and dashes of lemon juice. Full-bodied, rich and round on the palate, this is a creamy textured though pure and highly elegant, firmly structured, powerful and persistent Champagne; it has a noble and rested expression, as well as a long, noble finish. This is midnight Champagne for noble jazz clubs with fine piano music, or to be matched with noble cigars. (SR)  (3/2016)

93 points James Suckling

 Pol's 2006 vintage is holding fresh, showing attractive glazed peaches and grapefruit, some spicy red fruits and florals, as well as biscuity nutty characters. The palate's very bold: full of strawberry-fruit flavor, ripe lemons, peaches and a round, complete and robust shape. Drink now or hold further for more development.  (10/2016)

92 points Vinous

 The 2006 Brut Vintage is a dense, powerful wine that is going to need time to fully unwind. A host of apricot pit, chamomile, orange blossom and smoke notes fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly, but it is the wine's pure weight that stands out most at this stage. The ripeness of the year comes through as the wine continues to flesh out in the glass, but the 2006 is best cellared for at least a few years. (AG)  (8/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A finely knit Champagne in a reserved style, featuring rich hints of pastry cream and biscuit, and flavors of poached pear, fresh ginger and smoky mineral. Well-defined by the sleek acidity, with a lovely, creamy mousse. Drink now through 2026. (AN, Web-2016)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/15/2016 | Send Email
It is no surprise that at 10 years old, many of the 2006 Champagnes are really starting to show well. The best I tasted at this year’s staff summit was the 2006 Pol Roger "Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut. This is one of the most masculine, vinous, broad and powerful Champagnes of the day. It is composed of about 60% Pinot Noir to 40% Chardonnay, but that Pinot is powerful Mountain of Reims Grand and 1er cru stuff… And it shows! I loved the big, hazelnut and black cherry savor in this rich, yet very dry Champagne. This will be a top recommendation for anyone married in 2006 or with a child born in this year, because while it drinks well now, it will be great for a long, long time.
Drink from 2016 to 2046

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Other White Wines

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France

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