Pol Roger   Blanc de Blancs

2008 Blanc de Blancs

By Pol Roger

2008 Blanc de Blancs by Pol Roger

In years of meticulous tasting and reviewing, few Champagnes have marked my palatal memory as deeply as the 2008 Blanc de Blancs from Pol Roger. This particular vintage, having experienced some of the most distinguished weather conditions of the decade, stands as a testament to the adaptive ingenuity of the vintners at Pol Roger.

 

Dynamic Terroir Expression

Blessed with a moderately cold winter and a relatively warm summer, 2008 gifted ideal climatic conditions that delivered the ripeness required for this stunning Chardonnay from Pol Roger. What truly sets this vintage apart is how the nuances of terroir have been captured. The 2008 Blanc de Blancs exudes an authoritative presence inherent to its Côte des Blancs roots - acknowledged amongst connoisseurs as a quintessential Chardonnay territory.

Pushing boundaries of precision and perfection, the 2008 Pol Roger offers a harmony between subtlety and audacity not witnessed in previous iterations. Bright citrus notes caress the palate, accented by rich undertones of brioche and vanilla, a divine consequence of extended lees aging.

 

Winemaker artistry meets investment potential

Pol Roger has consistently established itself as a reliable investment option below prestige cuvée level in Champagne. The 2008 Blanc de Blancs, much like the reputation of this esteemed house, delivers on the investor's expectations. Uniting winemaker artistry and solid vintage performance, it provides plenty of room for appreciation while awaiting its peak drinking window.

The dynamic finesse and richness encapsulated in every sip speak volumes about not only its potential returns but also adds an exciting profile to any discerning wine collection. This bottle presents an escape for those weary of familiar terrains, enlivening conversation around future wine investment prospects.

In conclusion, seldom do we encounter such exemplary manifestation of craftsmanship as in this 2008 Blanc de Blancs from Pol Roger. With refreshing purity and intriguing complexity, it serves as a testament to exceptional vintage conditions and winemaking prowess, paralleled by attractive potential for savvy fine wine investors.

Market price (CAD)

$1,730.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

69.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

Great elegance and finesse already on the perfectly brilliant and aromatic nose shows Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut, displaying white and stewed apples with fine citrus flavors and discreet chalky aromas. The palate is dense and citric, as if limes and lemons are squeezed on a chalky rock. The purity, power and intensity is as remarkable, as is the finesse and persistence of the bubbles, the mousse on the palate and the long, persistent finish. Dosed with seven grams per liter, this extraordinary Blanc de Blanc Brut tastes drier than the Réserve Brut, but reveals a perfect ripeness of yellow fruits. The finish is lovely aromatic and intense, but also clear, fresh, firm and absolutely stimulating. This is a great Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger.

Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate, 3 March 2016

Vintage performance