2012 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs

2012 Pol Roger Blanc des Blancs

While historically Pol Roger has always relied more heavily on the use of Pinot Noir in its Champagnes, the Blanc de Blancs is an established component of the house portfolio and was first introduced in 1959. 2012 proved a somewhat challenging year, but a difficult spring was eventually followed by a beautiful summer, allowing for full development and concentration in the grapes while retaining a desirable freshness and lift. Christian de Billy, a fifth-generation descendant of Pol Roger, has nicknamed the 2012 Blanc de Blancs ‘liquid diamonds’. It certainly is rather brilliant, with pale glimmering gold run through with a vibrant mousse and a youthful energy complimented by subtle signs of more complex nut and honey. At the recent launch of the 2012 Blanc de Blancs, Laurent d’Harcourt of Pol Roger aptly summarised the Blanc de Blancs in the following three words: `generosity, balance and freshness`. (RRS 05/03/19)

Producer
Pol Roger
Origin
Chouilly/Cramant/Avize/Oger, Champagne, Champagne/sparkling wine FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91 points, Simon Field MW, decanter.com, February 2019
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2012 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs

Media Reviews

Simon Field MW

Soft Welsh-gold in colour, this is subtle yet bristling with energy, with a lively and persistent mousse. The nose is less overtly tropical than sometimes, and all the better for that, with faint notes of oyster shell and smoke beyond an envelope of citric harmony. Almonds and honey are also in evidence. On the palate the carapace of youth fails completely to conceal the impressive potential, its development to be marked by an elegant floral tribute and then a languid, upholstered maturity. Give this one a little more time than usual. 91 points

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