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Brut Blanc de Blancs Vintage 1998

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A favorite of many, the Brut Blanc de Blanc is one of the finest 100% Chardonnay Champagnes produced. This sparkling gem is only released in the finest of vintages.

Vinification This 100% Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from vineyards Grand Cru vineyards of Cramant, Les Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Oiry in the Cote des Blancs. The unblended wines are aged entirely in stainless steel to retain their focused, pure character, which is followed by 7 years of bottle aging in the Pol Roger cellars prior to release.

Additional Information

"Open and airy, with a vibrant structure, this bubbly combines vanilla pastry, grapefruit and peach notes." -Wine Spectator

Varietal: Chardonnay: 100%

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007

    Ripe, with a delicious touch of pears, this has pure fruit flavors, tempered with a layer of flint, finishing with the freshest acidity. It is in a transitional stage at the moment, closing up a little on the fruit, and not quite there with the secondary aromas.

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image I-Wine Author: Other
    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007

    Notes of lemon rind and flint on the noserather dry and steely. Firmly textured on the palate with green apples, showing very well and outperforming the vintage.

    Grade: 'Top Rated Champagnes'
  • Wine Image The New York Times Author: Eric Asimov
    Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    The 1998 Pol Roger Extra Cuve de Rserve was richly satisfying Fuller bodied with a rich, chalky texture and flavors of brioche and citrus.

    Grade: ‘Raise a Glass for the Taste, Not the Toast’
  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Steven Spurrier
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2007

    (This) blanc de blancs showed habitual class. Pol Roger with its tight persistence ... will evolve past (its) 10th birthday.

    Grade: '1998 Champagnes'
  • Wine Image Miami Herald Author: Fred Tasker
    Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006

    Bubblies are born around the world, but nothing can match the authority, the augustness, the gravitas of real champagne from France's Champagne region, that hallowed, chilly, 225 square miles that is 100 miles northeast of Paris.Luckily for us, they turn out 300 million bottles a year.Unluckily for us, demand is so great that it still can be costly.But the good stuff, even if it's only one bottle a year, is great for toasting the New Year. Here are some of the best champagnes I've tasted this year:Highly RecommendedPol Roger Brut Chardonnay 1998Toasty, spicy aroma; candied orange-peel flavor; intensely fruity, feather-light.

    Grade: Some Nights Deserve the Best
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image The Wine News Author: Lyn Farmer
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2006

    Toasty aromas of apple, mulling spice, yeast and Sherry attest to the wines complexity. Chalky, very youthful flavors of apple cider, lime peel, beer and yeast. Lime peel and chalk in the punchy close.

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

    Gorgeous, delicious fruit, with flavors of crisp apples and lemon zest underlined by an intensity of structure and flavor. There is just great depth to this impressive wine. The only flaw is that it is too youngwait another five years.

    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

    Green-gold. Yeasty and rich, with powerful pear and white peach aromas and pungent notes of toasted bread and sweet butter. Very fresh and clean, with lively citrus-dominated flavors, a hint of candied pear and gentle, enlivening acidity. This gained richness and weight with air, finishing on a ripe note of orchard fruit.

  • Wine Image Naples Daily News Author: Marc Posner
    Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006

    I liked this Champagne for its lush creaminess. It has excellent fruit enhanced by crisp acidity. There were notes of wild flowers, some citrus and nice notes of grilled toast.The bottom line for me is that if youre in the market for a luxury Champagne, Pol Roger is at the top of its game.

    Grade: There's Always Time for a Glass of Champagne
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005

    Open and airy, with a vibrant structure, this bubbly combines vanilla pastry, grapefruit and peach notes.-- Bruce Sanderson - Bruce Sanderson

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2005

    Elegant in its integration of bubbles and in the control of the underlying power of its flavors, this Champagne tastes like a pinot noir-lovers Champagne chardonnay, the depth of flavor sustained through a combination of citrus, apple and lees. I was seduced by it.

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