Pol Roger   Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

By Pol Roger

2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill from Pol Roger

The esteemed 2002 vintage of the enigmatic Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill by Pol Roger delivers a concert of complexity and elegance. It is a compelling testament to the Champagne region's legendary resilience, bearing fruit from a year marked by harmonious weather conditions, allowing for perfectly ripe, healthy grapes.

 

A Testament to Mastery and Patience

As one of the ultimate expressions of Pol Roger’s mastery, the 2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill showcases the intricacy of the producer's age-old winemaking techniques. This rare vintage composition remains a guarded secret, uniquely crafted to mirror the robust and mature style appreciated by the great Sir Winston Churchill himself - an avowed connoisseur of Pol Roger.

The wine majestically unravels an enchantingly complex bouquet, enthusing with notes of brioche and honey entangled with stimulating citrus undertones. Each meticulously aged bubble lends a silky texture that seems to amplify with time.

 

2002: Mother Nature's Perfection

The climatic benevolence of 2002 graced Champagne's vineyards with ideal conditions, fashioning a vintage recognized for its impeccable balance. The early part of the season was defined by bright sunny days interspersed with regular rainfall, paving the way for perfect maturation and purity of fruit.

This particular vintage conveys a laudable testament to a brilliant winemaking year. An impressively linear acidity intertwined with deep reserves of candied fruit character complements the 2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill from Pol Roger's profound structure.

With maturity, it has attained an opulent golden hue, signifying its readiness to be uncorked for special occasions or perhaps held onto as an asset incrementing in its desirability.

In conclusion, this distinguished champagne stands as one of the stellar contributions by Pol Roger to the world of fine wines. With its investment-worthy credibility stemming from its exceptional vintage composition and intriguing backstory, this 2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill compels not just as a gratifying investment but as palatable poetry captured in every glass.

Current market price

HK$20,880.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

136.25

Scores and tasting notes

96

The 2002 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is developing superbly in bottle, and the wine is beginning to show wonderful complexity, wafting from the glass with scents of green apple, orange rind and pear that mingle with hints of warm biscuits, freshly baked bread and iodine. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with ripe acids, appreciable structuring dry extract and concentration and a long, vinous and expansive finish. Readers with the 2002 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill in their cellars should be very happy indeed.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2019

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