Pol Roger's just-released 2013 Brut Vintage is a beautifully chiseled, incisive wine that will appeal immensely to purists. Unwinding in the glass with scents of citrus zest, white flowers, crushed chalk and hints of fresh sourdoughs, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and precise, with a nicely concentrated and tightly wound core, tangy acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse. After the rich, muscular 2012 vintage, the 2013 represents quite a contrast; I'm not sure we'll see its stylistic like again for some time, so readers with classically inclined palates will want to stock up—advice I'll be following myself. William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2013 Vintage is a rich, effusive wine that beautifully captures the personality of the year in which ripeness and acids are both elevated. Pastry, orchard fruit, citrus peel, spice and dried flowers build in an extroverted, racy Champagne that is an absolute delight. Time in the glass brings out a feeling of weightlessness and translucence that is beguiling. As for the obvious next question….yes, I expect the Churchill will be superb. Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Region: Champagne, France
Grape Varietal: Proprietary Blend
Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 Points, Vinous 93 Points
Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2045
Remark: Gift box is subjected to availability and upon request.