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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 1996
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 1996
(search item no. 77713)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $65.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Trim, vibrant and finely structured overall, the nose is fragrant and inviting, introducing a palate with tones of young fruit, warm brioche and early hints of complexity to come.
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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!".