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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: "Pol Roger's NV offering is looking fresh with gently biscuity aromas and peach and nectarine fruits. The palate offers plenty of flesh in an attractive, easygoing style. Bright and pleasing." (10/2017)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Brut Réserve, based on the 2012 vintage and disgorged after four years on the lees in July 2017, is very clear, precise and fresh on the nose, with bright fruit and delicate brioche notes. Blending equal parts of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from 30 different crus and with 25% reserve wines, this is a clear, fresh, tight and finessed Champagne with an intense, powerful but also filigreed finish. This is an impressive, taut and persistent "White Foil" for many opportunities. (SR)" (06/2018)

91 points Vinous: "Light yellow-gold. Aromas of candied lime, green apple and jasmine expand with aeration, picking up notes of tarragon, ginger and fresh fig. Dry, tightly wound citrus and orchard fruit flavors are underscored by a chalky mineral quality that gains strength on the back half. Finishes dry but broad and fleshy, leaving a gentle floral note behind. (JR)" (01/2015)

91 points Decanter: "Ripe, elegant and balanced. Hazelnut and peachy charm from a sunny 2009 base. (ME)"

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pol Roger's nonvintage cuvée is perfectly in the house style with its great balance and poise between crisp dryness and a softer character. That makes for a very drinkable wine, rich, stylish and ready to drink now. (RV)" (08/2018)

91 points Wine Spectator: "A firm version, with a smoke-tinged overtone and subtle notes of poached pear and currant fruit. Pastry and lemon meringue details ride the fine and creamy mousse. Elegant. (AN)" (11/2017)

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!