New Release: Pol Roger 2006
Pol Roger has released the 2006 on to the UK market after 9 years of ageing in the deep, cool Pol Roger cellars. Our tasting this morning showed that this is clearly an excellent 2006, full of sunny yellow fruit and rich brioche flavours - very much in keeping with the best wines of this vintage. With the exception of August, the growing season was one characterised by warmth and sunshine. Harvest began on the 6th of September and ran through to the 25th. The final blend for this cuvée is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and Cote de Blancs.
The wine itself displays a luminous golden colour and opens up with classically Pol Roger notes of biscuit and toasted almonds. The richness of this season displays itself in a textured, very delicious way as flavours of yellow plum and peach fan out across the palate, held aloft by a fine but lightly crunchy bead. Brioche notes and more delicate suggestions of almond blossom and fine rock salt play out on the long and layered finish. One need have very little reservation about opening a bottle of this very moreish Champagne now, while the patient can happily put a case or two away to allow more mature notes to emerge.
Stock will be available for delivery from the end of October.