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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 1999
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 1999
(search item no. 95098)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
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
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 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:

60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

The aromas are floral, sweet and fresh, with toasted brioche notes. In the mouth, the texture is at once velvety and dense, with developing flavors of candied yellow fruits, quince and marzipan, with notes of flowers and pepper. There's an overall character of precision and finesse.

Best paired with sushi, salmon, pate, lobster, fish, 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!".