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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1998
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1998
(search item no. 89513)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $209.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2000 Decanter rating: 95 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1993 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1990 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill was created as a tribute to the great man, as he was a close friend of the Pol-Roger family and long time consumer of the champagne. The Cuvée is consistently made in the style he preferred: robust, full-bodied, relatively mature and dominated by Pinot Noir which contributes firmness and backbone complemented by the ethereal elegance of Chardonnay. The Cuvée is composed of the only the finest grapes from the very best vineyards (and only those from within the Champagne area under vine in Sir Winstons day), chosen for declaration in only the best vintage years.
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About Pol Roger:

Pol Roger is one of the few remaining family-owned grande marque Champagne houses. Their grande marque status was guaranteed at the turn of the century when about 20 producers banded together to establish exacting quality controls for Champagne. The annual production at Pol Roger - less than 120,000 cases - is found in the best restaurants of France, England, and the USA, and is exported to over 30 countries. Pol Roger also was the Champagne of choice of British dignitary Sir Winston Churchill, who once said of Champagne, "...In victory I deserve it, and in defeat I need it!".