Pol Roger 2002 – A great vintage – Opening Offer

by Patrick Sandeman

POL ROGER 2002 – A great vintage. OPENING OFFER

Pol Roger have, after nine years of cellarage, at last released their fabulous 2002 vintage, a vintage that follows in a great line up of ripe vintages; 1959, 1982 and 1990. What sets a vintage champagne apart is the balance of the right blend of healthy grapes, potential alcohol and correct acidity in a single year, and the wines capacity to age. Those who buy the 2002 and have the patience to age it will be rewarded with a much more complex and richer wine.

Released in very limited quantities, in bottles, magnums and a few jeroboams, Pol Roger 2002 is made up of the traditional house blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from twenty Grands and Premiers Crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.

Pol Roger’s official launch has only taken place this week and there are as yet no published tasting notes or scores available from the wine writers. However, suffice to say that we tasted and were hugely impressed, rating the 2002 as one of the best vintages we have tasted from Pol Roger, a house that we have tremendous respect for. Their own MW, James Simpson, noted it as follows:

“Pale yellow gold with a fine stream of steady bubbles. Still very young and understated on the nose but some autolytic development and huge potential. Great weight and power on the palate with a creamy, rich structure, fully balanced with very poised acidity. Very fine and very long. Tremendous potential for mid and long term ageing.”

OPENING OFFER – POL ROGER 2002 VINTAGE – prices include duty.

Bottles £240.00 ex Vat per 6 bottles (£288.00 / £48 bottle inc. Vat)* minimum order 12 bottles

Magnums £267.00 ex Vat per 3 magnums (£320.40 / £106.80 magnum inc. Vat)

Jeroboams £290.00 ex Vat per Jeroboam (£348.00 Jeroboam inc.Vat) *Very limited stock.

OPENING OFFER: These offer prices are valid until 31st March 2012, subject to availabilty of stock, at which stage the offer will close.

TO ORDER: Please email your order with final delivery instructions or call any one of our stores.