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Pol Roger is one of those champagnes that I would not pick to buy or to drink in restaurants yet I was familiar with the brand because Sir Winston Churchill was one of their most famous customers thus they named one of their champagnes after him. This review does not concern the pricy Curvee but it is of the cheap and cheerful non vintage brut.
==Price and availability==
The cost of the champagne is £29.99 and although I did not buy it, I had two glasses from the bottle and it was bought by my Dad. It was purchased from a wine shop locally called Cherwicks but you can also buy it from more well known wine shops such as Odd Binns.
==Description and flavour==
The champagne was bought to pop at midnight last night and indeed all four of us shared a lovely tipple to see the new year in. The champagne is light yellow in colour, full of bubbles and flavour. The three grapes that make up this champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Black. I find the champagne dry and refreshing. The flavours of pear and apple aromas are powerful and work with honeysuckle and jasmine white along with subtle hints of vanilla, too. It tastes very fresh with a delicious fruity kick.
I did drink this after a few glasses of chardonnay but it went down really well. It was a lovely smooth glass and the bubbles lasted throughout. I had this champagne with nuts and dried fruit and it went really well with the nibbles. The champagne does not leave much after taste but the fruity aroma does make the palette feel clean and revitalised. I love the taste of the champagne and I find that my opinion of the brand has changed. Rather than writing the champagne off I will now make a conscious effort to look for it again in future as I enjoyed it that much. You should drink the champagne at around 10c so it does not need to be exceptionally cold to taste refreshing.
I liked how rich and velvety the drink was and how smooth it was with the delicate fruit aromas. We got 6 medium sized flutes of champagne from this which is average for a 75cl bottle. You can buy this in half bottle sizes but you do not get good value for money whereas the larger bottle is not a bad price for a good champagne.
On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives a