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Pol Roger 2008 delivers vibrant gold colour with a lengthy and lingering fine bead. A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, quite a powerful wine with the Pinot giving backbone and structure. Elegant notes of Citrus and fresh vibrant characters, its has underlying complexities that emerge of stonefruits (peaches and apricot) and spicy notes of almond and slight biscuity nuances. A rich, aromatic and fullfilling style. Structure of this vintage will see this champagne develop/reward those who wish to cellar for many many years to follow. Overall a very rewarding vintage example. 

Brilliant light straw colour. Initially this has wonderfully vibrant and racy aromas of citrus and fresh spring flowers, evolving with hints of freshly buttered croissant. In the palate it is simply electrifying: there is a crescendo of flavours. The brioche and croissant notes on the nose carry on to a stunning brightness and vivacity in the palate, which has extraordinary intensity. The finish is one of lively, tingling freshness, with hints of citrus and lemon sherbet entwined with the yeasty autolytic characters that subtly underline this great wine. This has the potential to be talked about as one of the legendary vintages of Pol Roger. Quite simply a cracker; a truly great wine. Drink 2018-2040; David Roberts MW 

I have always loved Pol for its luminous, polished flavours and mouthfeel. Add the glorious ’08 vintage, its usual blend of 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay seems reversed. It’s full of beautifully balanced stone fruit and citrus, achieved with a modest 7g/l of dosage after seven years on lees. Price: $150.00; Rating: 97 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year 2017; James Halliday; Wine Companion

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