2006 Pol Roger "Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne
*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)
Pol's 2006 vintage is on form, showing attractive spicy red fruits, florals, and biscuity nutty characters. The palate's very bold, full of strawberry fruit flavor, ripe lemon and peach. Round, complete and fulsome shape. Drink now or hold for more savory notes.
Bright and lithe in weight, boasting a silky texture, this finely knit and elegant Champagne offers abundant ripe fruit flavors and notes of toasted raisin bread, candied kumquat and dried apricot. Spice and smoke details echo on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030. (AN)
The 2006 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking now, as the flavors are just beginning to show the first signs of development. Peach, apricot, brioche, mint and sweet white flowers open up in a gracious, complex Champagne that is super-expressive today. The weight of Pinot Noir comes through beautifully in the 2006, a resonant and inviting Champagne that hits all the right notes. (AG)
Quite deep gold with a tiny bead. Exuberant, complex nose - passion fruit? Hint of minerals. Broad and quite rich but this wine seems to have a lower dosage than some recent Pols. Pretty exciting stuff. Lots of effort seems to have gone into this. Vaguely salty finish. Tense and fun. 17/20 points. Drink 2015-2023. (JR)