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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2000
Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2000
(search item no. 97336)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator 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:

The 2000 harvest continued where the 1999 left off: hot, rainy and with little sunshine. The outlook in general was guarded, but good weather returned before harvest, which was ripe and abundant. The wines contained satisfactory levels of alcohol and acidity, with pHs fairly high. The tartaric acid of the must was the lowest since 1970, yet the wines were very good to taste.

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.

Food Match: 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!".