Pol Roger Vintage Brut Chardonnay 1996
from Champagne, France
The 1995 vintage is already showing evidence of a serene, sophisticated wine, combining elegance, freshness and vitality. Dense, radiant and crystalline, its straw-yellow color is rimmed with intermittent reflections of green and a swarm of tiny, vivacious bubbles.
Its delicate, youthful, pleasant nose is subtly organized around an abundance of superb fragrances which are floral (honeysuckle, hawthorn, acacia), fruity (grapefruit, fresh pineapple), lactic (fresh butter) and empyreumatic (sponge cake, vanilla biscuits, lightly toasted flaked almonds) skillfully brought together into a perfectly coherent olfactory whole with a very promising future.
Its full, fresh and lively palate, an exact reproduction, although perhaps more mature and developed, of the fragrances experienced on the nose, is lovingly teased by a silky effervescence enriched by some soft, very sensual spicy flavors (cinnamon and vanilla). Its pleasing, persistent finish with a hint of lemon is designed to tantalize the taste buds of fine Chardonnay-lovers.
Owing to the characteristics it has inherited from the year of its vintage, Pol Roger's Brut Chardonnay 1995 is not suited to laying down for any significant length of time. It will be at its most charming and alluring while still in its youth (up to 2006).
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