Pol Roger Vintage Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (Champagne, France) - [JH 98] [KG 97] [RP 94] [JS 94] [WE 94]

Pol Roger Vintage Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012
(Champagne, France) - [JH 98] [KG 97] [RP 94] [JS 94] [WE 94]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
The Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012 is exclusively made from Chardonnays selected from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs : Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger. Produced in limited quantities, this Cuvée has been aged for 7 years in our cellars before being released onto the market.

Tasting notes:

The Blanc de Blancs 2012 is pale yellow-gold in colour with shimmering reflections, enhanced by a fine and elegant stream of lingering bubbles.

The nose exudes notes of dried fruits and hazelnut, which combine harmoniously with touches of citrus and exotic fruits. As the wine opens up in the glass, it reveals aromas of peach and apricot.

On the palate, the first impression is clear-cut and incisive. The wine beguiles with its balance between vibrant youth and rich maturity. Fresh notes of citrus are underpinned by a bright acidity.

The aftertaste is persistent but delicate and leaves a lasting impression of great refinement.
This is a champagne bursting with elegance.


Ratings & Reviews


98 Points - James Halliday (Top 100 Wines):
"This is a sublime Blanc de Blancs, marrying power and finesse, complexity and delicacy, white fruits and a hint of toast. It is 100% Grand Cru, and 100% Cotes de Blancs. Pol Roger has spent well over $20 million upgrading its winery in the last 20 years, money well spent."

97 Points - Ken Gargett:

"An astonishing achievement, given this is a ‘Pinot year’. 100% Chardonnay, 7 grams dosage, with the grapes sourced from some of the finest Grand crus in the Cote des Blancs – Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger (it doesn’t get much better than that little collection). Again, full malo and hand riddling.

Entrancing green/gold colour. Aromas move through hazelnut, fresh lemons, peaches, white jasmine. A combination of ripeness and richness but always balanced, always refined. This wine combines the elegance of the House with the exuberance of the vintage. Great length, it just persists. Clean, refreshing and complex. A very gentle smoked note creeps in near the finish. Vibrant acidity, intensely focused. Again, a wine with such an exciting future ahead of it. Don’t be swayed by 2012 having the reputation as a Pinot year. It might well be, but that does not mean that there are not some wonderful Chardonnay-based wines."

17+/20 - Jancis Robinson MW
"Lively, piercing freshness and very lemon-zesty. Appetising and energetic. Just needs a little time to round out and gain a bit more persistence."

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." - William Kelley (30th Apr 2019)

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." - 12 Jul, 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." - ROGER VOSS (12/1/2019)

89 Points - Wine Spectator:
"An approachable Champagne, with a soft, creamy bead and a minerally underpinning, this offers a fresh mix of ripe pear, slivered almond and candied lemon zest. Moderate finish. Drink now through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 150 cases imported." - AN (web only)