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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999
(search item no. 105757)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $239.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
1998 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1995 The Wine News rating: 98 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

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense yellow gold sparkling with a miriad of fine bubbles. The nose is structured, forceful, toasted with subtle mineral notes recalling lemon, white pepper, and ginger. Four square on the palate, mouth filling, robust and powerful. Touches of minerality, even salt, give balance structure and finesse. The great chardonnays of this generous vintage delineate this superb wine.

Food Match: soft cheeses, shrimp, scallops, salmon, pheasant, lobster, lamb, fowl, foie gras, fish, duck, crab.

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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!".