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LONDON – Summer means fizz… and not just any kind of fizz. The great Champagne house of Pol Roger recently summoned a motley crew of enthusiasts, or should I say, experts, to Epernay for the launch of their superb Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2002 – named, of course, in recognition of Pol Roger being his Champagne of choice.
We broached our magnums with reverence, much as we would have done in the presence of the great man himself. The renowned 2002 vintage was the third year at Pol Roger for winemaker Dominique Petit and it proved perfect timing to try out all his new cellar equipment. It is a glorious Champagne, full but with so much finesse and “sweet” nuttiness. We then had to review the Winston Churchill 1996, a classic of the genre, followed by the gentle maturity of the 1988, totally on song and giving pure, dancing pleasure. – By Serena Sutcliffe for The Vine
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