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2012 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #1429758 94 points James Suckling

 Such wonderful transparency and clarity in its nature with lightly cooked apples and chalk. Some white pepper. Full body. Totally integrated fruit and acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Love the brightness. Drink now.  (9/2019)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Disgorged in March 2017, the 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs is excellent, delivering a complex bouquet of warm pastry, dried white flowers, lemon oil and some smoky, gently reductive top notes. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a rich but precise core of fruit that reveals all the concentration of the vintage but is elegantly rendered, underpinned by tangy acids and concluding with a precise, chalky finish. Drink 2020-2040. (WK)  (4/2019)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This beautifully balanced wine aligns the tautness of the Chardonnay with swathes of rich apple and lime flavors. It is vibrant, still ripe with freshness and acidity. Drink now. *Cellar Selection* (RV)  (12/2019)

91 points Decanter

 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. Drinking Window 2020-2026. (SF)  (2/2019)

90 points Vinous

 Pol Roger's 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs is terrific. The natural ripeness of the year amps up the Chardonnay flavors. Rich and ample in the glass, with tons of depth, the 2012 really shines. Readers should expect a pretty big Champagne, but all the elements are nicely balanced. Disgorged: February, 2019 (AG)  (12/2019)

Jancis Robinson

 Lively, piercing freshness and very lemon-zesty. Appetising and energetic. Just needs a little time to round out and gain a bit more persistence. 17+/20 points. (JR)  (4/2019)


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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/1/2019 | Send Email
Concentrated, toasty and virile, the 2012 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne reminds me quite a bit of the 2002 with its more powerful personality, and the pain grille bouquet is bound to thrill Champagne fans that like this style. It comes from a harvest that was a real miracle; after a miserable spring and early summer, a golden autumn saved the crop. Yields were quite low because of problems at flowering, but almost everyone in the region made a bit of vintage because of the great quality. It is still the only harvest that I have ever heard the growers excited about- they really thought it was all bound for the distillery in July, and when nature gave them a miracle, they celebrated it. We had this wine with sushi, and it worked very well, but I wrote in my notes that it would be even better with white fish with sauce- or just as the aperitif.
Drink from 2019 to 2052

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